Aloe branddraaiensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe branddraaiensis Groenew.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2008/03/05
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A. branddraaiensis has a restricted range (EOO ± 800 km²), but is locally very common. It is often found on disturbed sites and is not suspected to be declining or threatened with extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Ohrigstad to Olifants River Valley. Particularly common in road verges along the Abel Erasmus Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Bushveld, grows in shallow soils on rocky slopes as well as river valleys.
Threats
A. branddraaiensis has probably declined somewhat in the past due to habitat loss to agriculture at the type locality (M. Lötter pers. comm.), however, the subpopulation at the type locality still consists of thousands of individuals (A.J. Hankey pers. comm.) and the species is also very common in disturbed roadside verges along Abel Erasmus Pass (A.J. Hankey pers. obs.) This species is, therefore, unlikely to be declining or threatened with extinction at present.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Not recorded from any formally protected areas.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe branddraaiensis Groenew.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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.


Van Wyk, B.-E. and Smith, G. 1996. Guide to the aloes of South Africa. Briza Publications, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2008. Aloe branddraaiensis Groenew. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/18

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