Aloe vanrooyenii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe vanrooyenii Gideon F.Sm. & N.R.Crouch
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2008/03/07
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & N.R. Crouch
Justification
Although A. vanrooyenii has a restricted range (EOO estimated <2000 km²) it is locally abundant and not threatened at present.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Endemic to the area between Ladismith, Estcourt and Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Hilly areas in savanna thornveld.
Threats
A. vanrooyenii is locally abundant and not threatened at present (N.R. Crouch pers. comm.).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Notes
A recently described species of maculate Aloe that was overlooked in the past as a distinct taxon. The distribution is quite likely somewhat wider than what is currently known (N.R. Crouch pers. comm. 2008).
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe vanrooyenii Gideon F.Sm. & N.R.CrouchLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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. and Crouch, N.R. 2006. Aloe vanrooyenii: a distinctive new maculate Aloe from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bothalia 36(1):73-75.


Smith, G.F. and Crouch, N.R. 2006. Corrections on the eponymy and geographical distribution of Aloe vanrooyenii. Bothalia 36(2):174.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Crouch, N.R. 2008. Aloe vanrooyenii Gideon F.Sm. & N.R.Crouch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/14

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