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The conservation of Aloe polyphylla endemic to Lesotho

S. Talukdar
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1274 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1274 | © 1983 S. Talukdar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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S. Talukdar, The conservation of Aloe polyphylla endemic to Lesotho, Lesotho

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Abstract

Aloe polyphylla Schonl. ex Pillans, the spiral aloe, has been declared a protected species in Lesotho since 1938, yet the plant has been declining in number. Since then changes have taken place, including accelerated road building programmes, which make the problem of conservation of the species in its natural habitat even more acute. Problems connected with this rare species are discussed. It is concluded that, whereas measures initiated show some success, much more needs to be done.


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