Aloe brandhamii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Aloaceae

Scientific Name: Aloe brandhamii S.Carter

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-11-04
Needs updating
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)
Has an extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km² and the area of occupancy is less than 500 km², is known from less than five locations and continuing decline is inferred from the interest shown by collectors in Aloe species with this sort of striking life-form. The species is relatively accessible being close to roads. Hence it qualifies as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Recorded from the Iringa Rural and Kilolo districts of central Tanzania in the Ruaha River Gorge and the gorges of its tributaries.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:40
Number of Locations:4
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:Not very common, occurs in groups of three to four plants.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grows in deciduous riverine forest on rocky slopes of gorges at lower elevations.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations alongside the roads are accessible and vulnerable. This is a striking species and so would be a target for succulent collectors.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in possibly two protected areas: one locality is in on the boundary of Udzungwa Mountain National Park; and one locality is in Lunda-Mkwabi Game Controlled Area.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants. 2009. Aloe brandhamii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158082A5182211. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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