Scientific Name
Aloe dabenorisana Van Jaarsv.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Aloe dabenorisana is a rare, range-restricted species known from two sites within an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 31 km². Its inaccessible cliff face habitat in an extremely remote area makes it unlikely to be threatened.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Aloe dabenorisana is endemic to the Dabenoris Mountains in the Bushmanland region of north-western South Africa.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, Eastern Gariep Rocky Desert
It occurs crevices of quartz rock on vertical, south-west-facing upper slopes, 900-1000 m.
Illegal collection is a potential threat according to Van Wyk and Smith (1996). However, the vertical cliff faces where this species grows is remote and inaccessible and therefore it is unlikely to be a serious threat.

Plants are locally scattered and not very common, except on the Pellaberg. This species was last recorded in the 1980s, and field surveys are needed to determine the current status of the population.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe dabenorisana Van Jaarsv.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aloe dabenorisana Van Jaarsv.VU D2Victor (2002)
Aloe dabenorisana Van Jaarsv.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)

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.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African 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.

Smith, G.F., Steyn, E.M.A., Victor, J.E., Crouch, N.R., Golding, J.S. and Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. Aloaceae: The conservation status of Aloe in South Africa: an updated synopsis. Bothalia 30(2):206-211.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1982. Aloe dabenorisana van Jaarsveld: a new aloe from the North-West Cape (R.S.A.). Journal of South African Botany 48(3):419-424.

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

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

Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.

von Staden, L. 2018. Aloe dabenorisana Van Jaarsv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/08/16

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