Aloiampelos ciliaris var. redacta

Scientific Name
Aloiampelos ciliaris (Haw.) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm. var. redacta (S.Carter) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm.
Higher Classification
Aloe ciliaris Haw. var. redacta S.Carter
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
H. Mtshali & J.E. Victor
This taxon is known from a single location and is potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
This taxon is endemic to the Eastern Cape, where it is localized to a single known locality in the Kentani District.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Scarp Forest
it occurs in coastal dune forest.
It is potentially threatened by habitat degradation - forests are utilized by rural communities for building materials and other resources. It is also potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants. Habitat loss to coastal development is likely to rapidly drive this species to extinction.

This taxon was last recorded in 1987, and its population size, structure and trend is not known. Field surveys and monitoring is needed.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloiampelos ciliars (Haw.) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm. var. redacta (S.Carter) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm.VU D22014.1
Aloe ciliaris Haw. var. redacta S.CarterVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)

Brandham, P.E. and Carter, S. 1990. A revision of the Aloe tidmarshii/A. ciliaris complex in South Africa. Kew Bulletin 45(4):637-645.

Glen, H.F. and Hardy, D.S. 2000. Aloaceae (First part): Aloe. In: G. Germishuizen (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 5 Part 1, Fascicle 1:1-159. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Grace, O.M., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Rønsted, N. and Van Wyk, A.E. 2013. A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae). Phytotaxa 76(1):7-14.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Mtshali, H. & Victor, J.E. 2018. Aloiampelos ciliaris (Haw.) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm. var. redacta (S.Carter) Klopper & Gideon.F.Sm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/21

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