Aloe suffulta

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe suffulta Reynolds
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/09/06
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
This species has a restricted range in South Africa, but much of its habitat is protected, and it is not suspected to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
A. suffulta was long thought to be found only in the coastal plains of northern KwaZulu-Natal (Maputaland) and southern Mozambique (Reynolds 1969, Van Wyk & Smith 1996). However, this species with its unmistakable creeping inflorescences occurs much further north in eastern Africa and has been recorded in Zimbabwe and Malawi (Smith et al. 2001).
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Forest, Savanna
Threats
Relatively rare in South Africa (but probably also undercollected) and no known threats. Much of the habitat in northern KwaZulu-Natal is protected within extensive national and private game reserves.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe suffulta ReynoldsLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aloe suffulta ReynoldsNot Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Aloe suffulta ReynoldsRare 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.


Citation
Victor, J.E. 2009. Aloe suffulta Reynolds. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/19

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