Aloe fosteri

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aloe fosteri Pillans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/07/22
Assessor(s)
W. Foden & L. Potter
Justification
Range restricted (EOO ± 7000 km²) but locally very common and not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Mpumalanga and Limpopo Highveld west of the escarpment between Lydenburg and Polokwane.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Thorny woodland on shallow, well-drained rocky soils.
Threats
A. fosteri is not threatened (Van Wyk and Smith 1996).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aloe fosteri PillansLeast 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.


Reynolds, G.W. 1969. The Aloes of South Africa. A.A. Balkema, Cape Town.


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


Citation
Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2009. Aloe fosteri Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/16

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