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Kransaalwyn

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe perfoliata L.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
Synonyms
Aloe albispina Haw., Aloe brevifolia (Aiton) Haw. (later homonym), not of Mill (1771), Aloe commelinii Willd., Aloe flavispina Haw., Aloe parvispina Schönland, Aloe perfoliata L. var. brevifolia Aiton, Aloe perfoliata L. var. kappa Willd., Aloe perfoliata L. var. mitriformis (Mill.) Aiton, Aloe perfoliata L. var. nu L., Aloe xanthacantha Willd.
Common Names
Kransaalwyn (a), Mitre Aloe (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/07/30
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & A.P. Dold
Justification
A synonym (A. distans) was previously listed (Hilton-Taylor 1996). A. perfoliata is a widespread and highly variable species that is a combination of a number of previously recognized taxa. EOO > 200 000 km² and >50 subpopulations known. A. perfoliata is very common, not declining and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
From Nieuwoudtville southwards to Genadendal and eastwards to Uitenhage.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Fynbos, Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo
Description
Highly variable, from fynbos to karroid shrubland and grassland in the eastern part of the range. Occurs in sandy as well as clay soils, sometimes in rock crevices on cliffs.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Notes
A. perfoliata is a widespread and highly variable species that is a combination of a number of previously recognized taxa (Glen and Hardy 200).
Citation
Victor, J.E. & Dold, A.P. 2009. Aloe perfoliata L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06

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