Aloe suprafoliata Pole-Evans

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Aloe suprafoliata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt M'Ponduine, Namaacha, Maputo Province

Aloe suprafoliata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt M'Ponduine, Namaacha, Maputo Province

Aloe suprafoliata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Monte Ponduine, Lebombo Hills, Namaacha district

Aloe suprafoliata

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Monte Ponduine, Lebombo Hills, Namaacha district

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Frequency: Very local in Mozambique
Status: Native
Description:
Stemless or short-stemmed perennial herb, growing solitary in small groups. Young plants with very distinct 2-ranked overlapping leaves. Spiral leaf-arrangement only after several years of growth. Leaves up to c. 30 cm long, bluish-green often tinged purple-red; margins armed with sharp brown teeth. Inflorescences 1-3, simple narrow racemes with a silvery sheen. Flowers pinkish-red, green at the tips, cylindical; bracts broadly rounded. Flowers can be present when plant still has leaves 2-ranked but mostly only once leaves are rosulate.
Notes: This species is not in Flora Zambesiaca Volume 12 part 3 (2001), nor is it mentioned from Mozambique in Aloes, the definitive Guide (Carter et Al. 2011). The specimens in the photographs appear to be the first records for Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: suprafoliata: with leaves on top of each other, referring to the arrangement of the leaves of young plants.
Habitat: In shallow soil pockets on rocky slopes.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution:
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 July 2016
Literature:

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 260. (Includes a picture).

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


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 suprafoliata.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185290, retrieved 11 December 2017

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