Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Aloaceae

Scientific Name: Aloe perryi
Species Authority: Baker
Aloe forbesii Balf.f.
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Aloe forbesii Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
Widely distributed and in places abundant. Bitter aloes – the juice of Aloe perryi – has important pharmaceutical and medicinal. At present, it is under no immediate threat but some populations are potentially vulnerable to pests, climate change and over-harvesting.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra and Samha.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Widely distributed and sometimes abundant on Soqotra and Samha; mainly in dry areas; on flat or gentle slopes, primarily on limestone pavement but occasionally on sandy plains or granite mountains. Altitude of sea-level to 900 m.

Delicate, sometimes apparently annual, plants with narrow stems found at high altitudes in the Haggeher mountains have been recognised as A. forbesii. However, there are many intermediates with typical A. perryi and so we have not found it possible to give them any formal status here. Flowers in summer and comes into new leaf after the least rain.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Aloe perryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44896A10951424. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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