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Cat's-tail Aloe

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe castanea Schönland
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
Common Names
Borolo (ns), Cat's-tail Aloe (e), Katstertaalwyn (a), Katstert-aalwyn (a), Sekgopha (ns), Suwopa (ns)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/07/22
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread and exceedingly common. Not threatened or declining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Mpumalanga, Middelburg to Lydenburg and northwards to the Strydpoort Mountains in southern Limpopo Province.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Description
Hot, dry thorny woodland on a variety of soil types.
Threats
This species is exceedingly abundant and not threatened (Van Wyk and Smith 1996).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Citation
von Staden, L. 2009. Aloe castanea Schönland. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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