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Slangkopaalwyn

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe pruinosa Reynolds
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
Common Names
Icena (z), Icena Elikhulu (z), Kleinaalwyn (a), Slangkop (a), Slangkopaalwyn (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2005/09/19
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & C.R. Scott-Shaw
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 1000 km²) centred within a rapidly expanding urban area. Known from 10 locations, but subpopulations are not severely fragmented as Aloes are wind dispersed. Declining mainly due to urban expansion and harvesting for medicinal purposes.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Pietermaritzburg to Mapumulo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Valley Bushveld, KwaZulu-Natal Hinterland Thornveld
Description
Savanna, in heavy loam in shaded areas, only in areas of fairly high summer rainfall.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss, Habitat degradation, Harvesting [gathering]
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Victor, J.E. & Scott-Shaw, C.R. 2005. Aloe pruinosa Reynolds. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06

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