Aloe pienaarii Pole Evans

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Aloe pienaarii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Goba Fronteira, Lemombo Mts, Maputo Province

Aloe pienaarii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, Goba district, Maputo province

Aloe pienaarii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, Goba district, Maputo province

Aloe pienaarii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, Goba district, Maputo province

Aloe pienaarii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, Goba district, Maputo province

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent herb, solitary or suckering to form small groups, stemless or with a very short stem. Leaves in a compact rosette, stiffly erect, up to 90 cm long, 12-15 cm wide at the base, grey-green, tinged reddish in dry conditions; margin with sharp 3-angular brown-tipped teeth. Inflorescences 1-3, erect, 1.25-1.75m high, 4-8-branched. Racemes very densely many-flowered, 25-50 cm long, narrowly cylindric-acuminate; bracts c. 20 × 6 mm, ovate-acuminate, many-veined. Flowers 50-45 mm long, 3-sided-cylindric, bright red, green-tipped in bud, sometimes yellow with a red base.
Notes: This species has long been considered synonymous with A. cryptopda but can be readily distinguished by the much larger and differently shaped floral bracts, generally larger plant size, more closely spaced marginal teeth, more densely flowered racemes and longer perianths
Derivation of specific name: pienaarii: after P. J. Pineaar, who collected this species in 1914, near Pietersburg, in South Africa.
Habitat: In sandy soils among rocks in deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: 140 - 600 m
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 July 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 95 - 97. (Includes a picture).

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 385. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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 pienaarii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181230, retrieved 12 December 2017

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