Assessor: Sarah Schumann
According to the SANBI Red List Assessment, this species is Rare as it is restricted to a specific habitat and is not thought to be threatened (Bytebier & Victor, 2006). Other species in this genus are known to be threatened by collection of wild individuals (von Staden et al. 2012; von Staden & Liltved, 2012).
Bytebier, B. & Victor, J.E. 2006. Disa aurata (Bolus) L.Parker & Koop. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1.
von Staden, L., Oliver, E.G.H. & Raimondo, D. 2012. Disa longicornu L.f. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1.
von Staden, L. & Liltved, W.R. 2012. Disa lugens Bolus var. nigrescens (H.P.Linder) H.P.Linder. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1.
This taxon has an extent of occurrence of less than 500 km² (Bytebier & Victor, 2006). Further population data is unavailable.
As this taxon does not have a vulnerable population size and it is not thought to be threatened, were exploitation to occur, recruitment and recovery may be possible.