Aloe neilcrouchii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe neilcrouchii R.R.Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i)
Assessment Date
2011/03/28
Assessor(s)
I.M. Johnson, J. Harvey & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 565 km², five small, isolated, severely fragmented subpopulations are declining due to ongoing habitat loss. Subpopulations each consist of less than 200 plants, and the population size is estimated to be less than 500 plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Midlands Mistbelt Grassland, Ngongoni Veld
Description
South-east facing slopes in rocky, montane grassland.
Threats
Habitat loss to forestry and sugarcane plantations. At least one subpopulation is in imminent danger of extirpation since the landowner had been given permission to plant sugarcane at the site.
Population

Five small, isolated subpopulations are currently known. These subpopulations occur on small grassland fragments, with most of the grasslands in between already transformed to forestry and sugarcane plantations. Flowering, seed set and recruitment in the subpopulations appear to be healthy (Klopper and Smith 2010). Subpopulations consist mostly of about 50 plants, with one larger subpopulation of at least 100 plants.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe neilcrouchii R.R.Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.EN B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i)2011.1
Bibliography

Klopper, R.R. and Smith, G.F. 2010. Asphodelaceae: Alooideae: Aloe neilcrouchii, a new robust Leptaloe from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bothalia 40(1):93-96.


Citation
Johnson, I.M., Harvey, J. & von Staden, L. 2011. Aloe neilcrouchii R.R.Klopper & Gideon F.Sm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/21

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