Endemic to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It is recorded from the Kougaberg and Baviaanskloof mountains in the Willowmore District, where it grows in rocky ravines and canyons ['kloofs'] draining into the Baviaanskloof River and its tributaries. The extent of occurrence is estimated to be less than 1,200 km2, with a very small area of occupancy ranging from 7 km2 to 28 km2 depending on the method used to estimate it. It is known from 5-7 subpopulations. The number of locations is between 5 and 12.