Aloe immaculata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe immaculata Pillans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2019/01/24
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
Aloe immaculata has a restricted distribution range (extent of occurrence 590 km²), but it is locally abundant and not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
This species is endemic to the Strydpoort Mountains in Limpopo Province south of Polokwane.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Poung Dolomite Mountain Bushveld, Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, Sekhukhune Plains Bushveld, Polokwane Plateau Bushveld
Description
It occurs in open grassland or shaded places among shrubs and trees. It persists in severely degraded and overgrazed areas.
Threats
Aloe immaculata is not threatened in its natural habitat (Van Wyk and Smith 2003).
Population

Aloe immaculata is locally abundant. 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.


Citation
Mtshali, H. 2019. Aloe immaculata Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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