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
Orbea macloughlinii Plants Yes 2022-11-01 View
Oxalis oreophila Plants Yes 2022-08-09 View
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Plants Yes 2022-11-15 View
Strumaria pygmaea Plants Yes 2022-09-22 View
Tulista marginata Plants Yes 2022-08-12 View
Tylecodon nigricaulis Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Tylecodon viridiflorus Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Brachystelma cummingii Plants Yes 2022-09-11 View
Brachystelma montanum Plants Yes 2022-09-11 View
Adenia wilmsii Plants Yes 2022-09-27 View