Aloe carnea S. Carter

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Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zhinhamapiri Hill (close to Mount Zembe), Sussundenga, Manica.

Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Chizombero Hill, Gondola District, Manica.

Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Chizombero Hill, Gondola District, Manica.

Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zhinhamapiri Hill (close to Mount Zembe), Sussundenga, Manica.

Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zhinhamapiri Hill (close to Mount Zembe), Sussundenga, Manica.

Aloe carnea

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zhinhamapiri Hill (close to Mount Zembe), Sussundenga, Manica.

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Status: Native
Description:
Stemless perennial succulent, solitary of suckering to form small groups. Leaves in a dense rosette, spreading, up to 30 cm long, usually withered at the apex, dark- greyish-green and marked with elongated whitish spots above, pale milky green and without spots beneath; margin horny, reddish-brown with sharp deltoid teeth c. 6 mm long. Inflorescences 1-3. erect, 0.75-2 m high; peduncle branched. Racemes capitate, densely-flowered, 3-5 cm long and c. 7 cm wide, often a few flowers more widely spaced at the base. Perianth usually pale pink, sometimes darker pinkish-red, 25-30 mm long, slightly decurved towards the mouth.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carnea: flesh-coloured
Habitat: A species of stony grassland in open patches of light Brachystegia woodland and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: 700 - 1375 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: The foothills and outliers of the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 8 August 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 125.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Aloe carnea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe carnea
African Plant Database: Aloe carnea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aloe carnea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe carnea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe carnea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aloe carnea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aloe carnea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aloe carnea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aloe carnea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe carnea
Ispot Southern Africa: Aloe carnea
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe carnea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aloe carnea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aloe carnea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe carnea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aloe carnea
Tropicos: Aloe carnea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aloe carnea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113830, retrieved 13 December 2017

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