|Scientific Name:||Aloe penduliflora|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|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)|
The extent of occurrence and area of occupancy both meet the thresholds for an Endangered listing, and there are only four to five locations and the species is likely to be undergoing continuing decline due to collection for medicinal purposes, hence is listed as Endangered..
|Previously published Red List assessments:||
|Range Description:||Known only from southern Kenya from Mt. Kasigau and Kilibasi Hill and more recently it has been seen and collected on the Taita Hills (E. Wabuele and J. Mwachala pers. comm.).|
|Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||30|
|Number of Locations:||4-5|
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||645|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||900|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||Common in the Taita Hills, but little is known about the other localities.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Grows in mist forest on crystalline mountains, often on rock slabs at the edges of bushes.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||See under threats.|
|Major Threat(s):||Is collected by people for medicinal use but is not as popular as other species.|
|Conservation Actions:||Is known to occur in Kasigau Forest Reserve.|
Carter, S. 1994. Aloaceae. In: R.M. Polhill (ed.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).
|Citation:||Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project Participants. 2009. Aloe penduliflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158319A5195277. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.|