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Hazel's rock aloe (English)
|| Very locally frequent
|Succulent perennial herb, suckering to produce clusters of stems. Stems several, more or less erect, up to 50 cm high. Leaves distichous, erect or spreading, crowded near the ends of the stems, 15-20 cm long, linear, bluntly rounded at the apex, often greyish-green, spotted on the basal half of the lower surface; margin with a translucent border and sometimes with minute whitish teeth. Inflorescence simple, erect, 30-50 cm high. raceme up to c. 10 × 4 cm, more or less laxly flowered; bracts ovate-acuminate, 3-5 mm long, pinkish-brown; pedicels 5-10 mm long, bright orange-red. Flowers bright red, tipped with green, c. 25 mm long. See var. howmanii for comparison.
||It is fairly common in its habitat but is only known from a few disjunct subpopulations and is threatened by collectors.
|Derivation of specific name:
||hazeliana: named after Hazel O. Munch (née Elske), 1912 - 2001, the wife of Raymond Charles Munch.
||In quartzite grassland among rocks and in crevices protected from fire.
|| 1200 m
||Apr - May
||Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
|Red data list status:
|Insects (whose larvae eat this species):
||Display spot characters for this species
Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 126.
Other sources of information about Aloe hazeliana:African Plant Database
: Aloe hazelianaBiodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aloe hazelianaePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): Aloe hazelianaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: Aloe hazelianaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aloe hazelianaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): Aloe hazelianaJSTOR Plant Science
: Aloe hazelianaKew Herbarium catalogue
: Aloe hazelianaKew Monocotyledon checklist
: Aloe hazelianaTropicos
: Aloe hazelianaWest African Plants database
: Aloe hazeliana
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113910, retrieved 20 June 2013