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 Changed
Eriospermum arachnoideum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum aribesense Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum aridicola Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum armianum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum bracteatum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum bruynsii Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum calcareum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum coactum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum crispum Plants No 2022-11-20 View
Eriospermum erinum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View