Aloe dorotheae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aloe dorotheae
Species Authority: A.Berger

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(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 area of occupancy, can be considered as one location and there is continuing decline due to the impacts of the local human population on the species (collected for medicinal purposes), hence is listed as Critically Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from two localities: 6.5 km south. of Handeni, Kideleko (Kideliko) Rock and from Kwa Mkono (Handeni district).
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but the area is heavily populated by people.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows on bare rock slabs on inselbergs.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: See under threats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Is well-known in cultivation, but it is not known if there is any impact of collectors on the wild population. But there is more than likely ongoing collection of the plant for medicinal purposes given the local human population density.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Is a popular plant in gardens.

Not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants 2009. Aloe dorotheae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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