Aloidendron barberae (Dyer) R.R. Klopper & Gideon F. Sm.

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Synonyms: Aloe bainesii Dyer
Aloe bainesii Dyer var. barberae (Dyer) Baker
Aloe barberae Dyer
Common names: Barber's tree aloe (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Tree up to 15 m tall. Trunk erect up to 3 m in diameter, branching dichotomously many times. Leaves in compact rosettes at the apices of the branches, spreading and recurved, 60-90 cm long, uniformly dull green, deeply channeled; margin with whitish, often brown-tipped teeth. Inflorescences 1 from each rosette, usually 2-4 branched, up to 60 cm tall. Raceme erect, 10-30 cm long, densely many-flowered, cylindric; bracts 8-12 mm long, linear. Flowers 30-37 mm long, 3-sided-cylindric, pale yellow, orange-yellow or salmon-pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: barberae: named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, plant collector in the former Transkei, South Africa.
Habitat: On rocky slopes in wooded valleys and dune forest.
Altitude range: Up to 600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Sunday 9 October 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 98. As Aloe barberae

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 106 - 107. as Aloe barberae

Grace, O.M., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Rønsted, N., Van Wyk, A.E. (2013). A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae) Phytotaxa 76(1) Page 9.

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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: Aloidendron barberae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181240, retrieved 11 December 2017

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