Assessor: Sarah Schumann
According to the SANBI Red List Assessment, this subspecies is of Least Concern (Snijman & Victor, 2004). Plants of this species and others of the Gethyllis genus were confiscated after removal from the wild for horticultural purposes (Confiscation Lists (2016-2022) provided by Cape Nature, SANParks Sendelingsdrift Botanic Garden, Karoo Desert Botanic Garden and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden). This suggests that this genus is being targeted and that this subspecies may be at risk to over-exploitation.
Snijman, D.A. & Victor, J.E. 2004. Gethyllis britteniana Baker subsp. britteniana. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1.
Population data on this subspecies is not available but it is deemed of Least Concern.
As this subspecies is of Least Concern, recruitment and recovery from harvesting may be possible.