Aloe flexilifolia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Aloaceae

Scientific Name: Aloe flexilifolia
Species Authority: Christian

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)
Has a very small extent of occurrence, is known from a single location, and there is continuing decline due to the impacts of collectors, hence qualifies as Critically Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from a small area in the southern West Usambara Mountains.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 30
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): No
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 21
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1220
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Population [top]

Population: Is locally abundant in places.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows on rocky slopes and cliff faces.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: See under threats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The population is accessible so could be impacted by collectors for medicinal use and as ornamentals.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Is widely grown.

Not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants. 2009. Aloe flexilifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158247A5191712. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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