Aloe aculeata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe aculeata Pole-Evans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2008/03/05
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread, common and not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Widespread in Limpopo Province and the Sekhukhuneland region of far northern Mpumalanga. Also occurs in Zimbabwe.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Stony slopes in hot semi-arid areas, in grassland or open bushveld.
Threats
This species is not threatened (Van Wyk and Smith 1996).
Population

In some areas locally very common, such as between Burgersfort and Penge on the Limpopo-Mpumalanga border, the Olifants River Valley, the foothills of the Strydpoort Mountains, the Wolkberg and the Soutpansberg (Van Wyk and Smith 1996, Reynolds 1969).


Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in the Kruger National Park (Punda Maria area).
Notes
A. aculeata was depicted on the South African 10c piece from 1965-1989 (Glen and Hardy 2000).
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe aculeata Pole-EvansLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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.


Reynolds, G.W. 1969. The Aloes of South Africa. A.A. Balkema, Cape Town.


Van Wyk, B.-E. and Smith, G. 1996. Guide to the aloes of South Africa. Briza Publications, Pretoria.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2008. Aloe aculeata Pole-Evans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/14

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