Aloe monotropa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe monotropa I.Verd.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2009/07/23
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & G.F. Smith
Justification
Known from a single location. Potentially threatened by mining and harvesting for horticultural purposes.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Southern Wolkberg Mountains above Olifants River Valley.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Poung Dolomite Mountain Bushveld
Description
Occurs on steep, rocky slopes at the margins of closed woodland, 1000-1400 m.
Threats
The only known site where this species is known from occurs above a disused mine. Renewed interest in mining in the area is a potential threat to A. modesta. It is also potentially threatened by illegal removal of plants by succulent enthusiasts (Van Wyk and Smith 1996).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe monotropa I.Verd.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aloe monotropa I.Verd.VU D2Victor (2002)
Aloe monotropa I.Verd.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Aloe monotropa I.Verd.Vulnerable Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African 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.


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


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Victor, J.E. & Smith, G.F. 2009. Aloe monotropa I.Verd. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/14

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