Aloe pretoriensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe pretoriensis Pole-Evans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/09/06
Assessor(s)
W. Foden & L. Potter
Justification
Widespread and common in South Africa. Not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Widespread and common in northern South Africa, particularly Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. It is now rare in Gauteng due to habitat loss. Outside of South Africa A. pretoriensis occurs along the Lebombo Mountains in Swaziland and also in north-eastern Zimbabwe in the Makoni and Mutare districts (Reynolds 1969, Glen & Hardy 2000, Kativu 2001). The subpopulations in Zimbabwe are isolated from those in South Africa and Swaziland and show some morphological variation (Kativu 2001).
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Description
Exposed, rocky sites (often on rocky ridges in the Highveld) in open woodland or grassland.
Threats
Urban expansion of Pretoria in the last 100 years have led to localized declines of A. pretoriensis. However, this area represents <10% of the range of this species. Elsewhere A. pretoriensis is not threatened (Van Wyk & Smith 1996).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe pretoriensis Pole-EvansLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Citation
Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2009. Aloe pretoriensis Pole-Evans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/19

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