Aloe simii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe simii Pole-Evans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/15
Assessor(s)
M. Lötter, J.E. Burrows, S. Krynauw & D. Raimondo
Justification
A narrow habitat specialist (AOO 10 km²) and known from five severely fragmented subpopulations. Declining due to afforestation, drying up of its wetland habitat as a result of adjacent plantations and water extraction, alien plant invasion, urban expansion and rural development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Sabie southwards to White River and around Nelspruit.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Legogote Sour Bushveld
Description
Open woodland and grassland, along drainage lines and wetlands, 600-1100 m.
Threats
Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe simii Pole-EvansCR B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aloe simii Pole-EvansEN B1B2bVictor (2002)
Aloe simii Pole-EvansVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Aloe simii Pole-EvansRare Hall et al. (1980)
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.


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.


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


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
Lötter, M., Burrows, J.E., Krynauw, S. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Aloe simii Pole-Evans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/14

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