|Scientific Name:||Aloe jucunda Reynolds|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Beentje, H.J. & Hilton-Taylor, C.|
Aloe jucunda is a narrow endemic from northern Somalia. It only occurs on limestone in forest habitat which is showing extensive signs of degradation (Carter et al. 2011). Considering the low number of collections from only three localities and the deterioration of the forest habitat of A. jucunda, it seems appropriate to assess it as Critically Endangered.
|Range Description:||Aloe jucunda is found in the Hargeisa district in northern Somalia where it is confined to the upper slopes of the Gaan Libah plateau between 1,100 and 1,700 m.|
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|Population:||This is a narrow endemic known from an area about 30 km across.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Aloe jucunda occurs in Juniperus-Buxus forest (Flora of Somalia) on limestone.|
|Use and Trade:||There is circumstantial evidence that almost all Aloe species are used medicinally where they exist (PC14 Doc. 9.2.2 – p. 99).|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of Aloe jucunda was showing signs of degradation in 1981 (S. Carter pers. comm.) and this has continued. This has been because of the impacts of intensive grazing by livestock, wood-cutting and charcoal burning (Carter et al. 2011).|
|Conservation Actions:||Somalia does not have any protected areas. There are several plants of Aloe jucunda in cultivation at RBG Kew. No seeds have been stored in the Millennium Seed Bank at Kew.|
Anonymous. 2003. Review of Significant Trade East African Aloes. PC14 Doc. 9.2.2 Annex 4, pages 93-108. Available at: http://www.cites.org/eng/com/pc/14/E-PC14-09-02-02-A4.pdf.
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).
Oldfield, S. 1997. Tropical Africa (Chapter 3 in part). Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan, pp. 52-59. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Thulin, M. 1995. Flora of Somalia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond.
|Citation:||Weber, O. 2013. Aloe jucunda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T201368A2702781.Downloaded on 20 August 2018.|
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