|Scientific Name:||Aloe ukambensis|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B2ab(ii,v); C2a(i) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants|
|Reviewer/s:||Beentje, H., Gereau, R., Kabuye, C., Kalema, J., Luke, Q., Lyaruu, H., Maunder, M., Mwachala, G., Ndangalasi, H., Njau, F., Schatz, G. & Wabuele, E. (East African Plants Red List Authority)|
The species has an area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km², is known from fewer than ten locations which are severely fragmented, the population size is estimated to be less than 10,000 mature individuals with fewer than 1,000 in each subpopulation. There is also projected continuing decline due to habitat disturbance through the collection of rocks and direct exploitation by collectors, hence is listed as Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||Recorded from Ndi Hill, Mbinzau Hill and Katumba Hill in the Chyulu Hills area of southeastern Kenya.|
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|Population:||Very common locally at two localities, but in other places only a few individuals are found.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Grows on rock slabs in dry succulent vegetation with Euphorbia, Commiphora, Lannea, etc. The surrounding vegetation is deciduous woodland.|
|Major Threat(s):||Is a desirable species to succulent collectors because of the dark red colour of the flowers and the leaves are striated. Rocks are also collected in these areas for building purposes which may have an impact on the habitat.|
Has been recorded from one locality on or near the boundary of Tsavo East National Park, hence probably also occurs within the protected area.
The species is in cultivation.
|Citation:||Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants 2009. Aloe ukambensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 December 2013.|
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