Macowania revoluta is endemic to the beautiful Amathole Mountains in the Eastern Cape province.
First collected by Peter MacOwan in the eastern Amatholes in 1868, the species was described by
Joseph Hooker in Icones Plantarum (published from 1867 to 1871). This mostly southern African
genus, with M. revoluta being the ‘type’, was taxonomically revised in 1927 by Christo Smith. We
suggest the common name of Amathole Macowania for this species.