Aloe andersonii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe andersonii Van Jaarsv. & P.Nel
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/01/17
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
Aloe andersonii is a rare, localized species, that was only recently discovered. It is currently known from a single location that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Aloe andersonii is restricted to a single peak, Mount Anderson, in the Mpumalanga Drakensberg Escarpment near Lydenburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Long Tom Pass Montane Grassland
Description
Rock crevices on and above sheer, quartzitic sandstone cliffs faces, on steep, east-facing slopes, 1200-1700 m.
Threats
This species' habitat is protected and it has no severe threats.
Population

This taxon occurs scattered in rock crevices and it is currently known from a single subpopulation. Its habitat is protected and inaccessible, and the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 2014. Aloe andersonii, a new cliff-dwelling aloe from Mpumalanga, South Africa. Bradleya 32:112-117.


Citation
Mtshali, H. 2019. Aloe andersonii Van Jaarsv. & P.Nel. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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