Assessor: Sarah Schumann
According to the SANBI Red List Assessment, this species is of Least Concern and not fully assessed (Foden & Potter, 2005). In 2004, this species was traded for commercial purposes via wild collection as captured on the CITES trade database. This genus is increasing in demand and of popular interest in international horticultural trade, as indicated by several online marketplace, e commerce and auction sites. There have been several recorded confiscations of this species from illegal collection (2019 confiscation data provided by the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Centre at the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment). This suggests that this genus is being targeted and that this species may be at risk from collection and removal from the wild.
Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Adenia spinosa Burtt Davy. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1.
This species is of Least Concern.
Live plants are recorded in the CITES trade database.
As this species is of Least Concern, recruitment and recovery from harvesting may be possible.