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Aloe classenii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA LILIALES ALOACEAE

Scientific Name: Aloe classenii
Species Authority: Reynolds

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-10-31
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)
Justification:
Has a small extent of occurrence (less than 100 km²) and is severely fragmented. There is continuing decline due to the impact of illegal collectors. Might also qualify under criterion C, but there is no population information to apply this criterion.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from three localities in southern Kenya: Kasigau, Kilibasi, and Kizima (Kirima) Hill.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya
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Population [top]

Population: Not abundant at any of the localities.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in lowland forest and deciduous bushland between and on rocky slabs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sought after by succulent collectors.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in at least one protected area: Kasigau Forest Reserve.

Is in cultivation in botanic gardens.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants 2009. Aloe classenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2014.
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