A listing of sensitive species maintained by SANBI

Sensitive species are those that are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable to collecting, over-exploitation, commercial and/or medicinal use. 


SANBI will not release locality information for these species.  This information can only be provided subject to approval from a committee consisting of experts on the relevant taxa. Applications for access can be submitted here.


The National Sensitive Species List constantly changes as new data becomes available. If a species does not appear on this list it may still be under evaluation. Alternatively, if there is a species that needs to be added please contact us for assistance. 

Lists of sensitive species are published upon completion of the full assessment, see previous lists here.


Name Type Is sensitive Sort ascending Changed
Crassula tuberella Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Disa remota Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Gladiolus overbergensis Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Lachenalia flava Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Lachenalia sessiliflora Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Moraea versicolor Plants Yes 2022-11-19 View
Tulbaghia maritima Plants Yes 2022-11-17 View
Bulbine mesembryanthoides subsp. namaquensis Plants Yes 2022-08-29 View
Haworthiopsis attenuata var. radula Plants Yes 2022-08-16 View
Haworthia mirabilis var. notabilis Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View