|Scientific Name:||Aloe perryi|
Aloe forbesii Balf.f.
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonym = Aloe forbesii Balf.f.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Soqotra and Samha.|
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|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.
|Citation:||Miller, A. 2004. Aloe perryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 July 2015.|