Aloe swynnertonii Rendle

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Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Nhandar and Vanduzi valleys, Mt Gorongosa

Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Nhandar and Vanduzi valleys, Mt Gorongosa

Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau between Nhandar and Vanduzi valleys, Mt Gorongosa

Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eastern shelf above Samatenje Valley, Mt Gorongosa

Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

Aloe swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Above Nhamadzi River, lower Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Aloe chimanimaniensis Christian
Aloe melsetterensis Christian
Common names: Swynnerton's aloe (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing solitary or suckering to form small groups. The leaves are bright green with numerous pale spots. The inflorescence is a branched panicle with rounded racemes of pendulous orange-red flowers.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
Habitat: In montane grassland often in the shelter of bushes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 March 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 74 - 75.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 127.

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.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 53 - 54. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aloe swynnertonii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aloe swynnertonii
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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 swynnertonii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114070, retrieved 14 December 2017

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