Zimbabwe Aloe

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe excelsa A.Berger var. excelsa
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
Common Names
Tshikhopha (v), Zimbabwe Aloe (e), Zimbabwe-aalwyn (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2007/12/29
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Rare in South Africa, but not threatened and also widespread outside South Africa.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Restricted to the far northern corner of South Africa along the Limpopo River. It is however more widespread to the north, occurring in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Rocky outcrops and hillsides, often in the shade of thick bush in mopane or msase woodland.
Threats
Not threatened in South Africa (Van Wyk and Smith 1996). Threats elsewhere in distribution range not known.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe excelsa A.Berger var. excelsa Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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.


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


Citation
von Staden, L. 2007. Aloe excelsa A.Berger var. excelsa. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/18

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