Aloe burgersfortensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe burgersfortensis Reynolds
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2020/01/13
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
Aloe burgersfortensis is a range-restricted species (EOO 1444 km²), but it is locally abundant and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Aloe burgersfortensis is a Sekhukhune endemic, occurring between Burgersfort, Steelpoort and Lydenburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld
Description
Open or semi-shaded places on sandy soils in bushveld.
Threats
Aloe burgersfortensis is not threatened (Van Wyk and Smith 2003, 2014). Although parts of its habitat is degraded due to mining, rural settlements and encroaching alien invasive plants, it is resilient to disturbance and persists in degraded areas.
Population

Aloe burgersfortensis has a limited distribution range, but is locally abundant within suitable habitat. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

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


Van Wyk, B.-E. and Smith, G. 2003. Guide to aloes of South Africa. (2nd ed.). Briza Publications, Pretoria.


Van Wyk, B.-E. and Smith, G.F. 2014. Guide to the Aloes of South Africa. (Third ed.). Briza Publications, Pretoria.


Citation
Mtshali, H. 2020. Aloe burgersfortensis Reynolds. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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