Aloe penduliflora 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Aloaceae

Scientific Name: Aloe penduliflora
Species Authority: Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,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)
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:
1998 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

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.).
Countries occurrence:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 30
Number of Locations: 4-5
Lower elevation limit (metres): 645
Upper elevation limit (metres): 900
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Population [top]

Population: Common in the Taita Hills, but little is known about the other localities.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in mist forest on crystalline mountains, often on rock slabs at the edges of bushes.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: See under threats.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Is collected by people for medicinal use but is not as popular as other species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Is known to occur in Kasigau Forest Reserve.

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.
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