Aloe cannellii L.C. Leach

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Aloe cannellii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Serra Mecute, Sussundenga district, Manica province

Aloe cannellii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Serra Mecute, Sussundenga district, Manica province

Aloe cannellii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Serra Mecute, Sussundenga district, Manica province

Aloe cannellii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Chimoio, Manica Province.

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Frequency: Very local.
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent perennial herb up to 30 3m high, suckering to form small clusters. Leaves weakly erect to spreading, grass-like, up to 25 cm long, green with whitish spots mainly near the base; margin with minute teeth. Inflorescence simple, erect, 20-30 cm high. Raceme c. 10 cm long, laxly flowered; bracts whitish, papery; pedicels 10-13 mm long. Flowers pendent, orange-scarlet, green-tipped, 20-25 mm long. Stamens and stigma not or scarcely exserted.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cannellii: for Ian C. Cannell, a Zimbabwean engineer who travelled and collected with L.C. Leach
Habitat: In tufts of grass on steep rocky slopes.
Altitude range: 1390 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from one location in Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Monday 11 July 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 58 - 59.

Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes, The Definitive Guide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 978 1 84246439 7 Page 120. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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 cannellii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181120, retrieved 13 December 2017

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