Aloe ribauensis T.A. McCoy, Rulkens & Baptista

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Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Muidumbe District, Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique

Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Monte Ribaue, Ribaue District, Nampula Province

Aloe ribauensis

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Monte Ribaue, Ribaue District, Nampula Province

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Status: Native
Description:
Plants arborescent, up to 2-3 m tall. Leaves borne in a dense rosette at the apex of the stem, lanceolate, long-attenuate, recurved; margin hooked teeth. Inflorescence 1-3-branched. Peduncle oblique, strongly decurved. Raceme extremely dense-flowered, cylindric, strongly curved downwards with numerous sterile bracts at the apex. Perianth usually red, less often orange; mouth constricted. Filaments exserted to 15 mm. Seeds blackish-brown, flat, with a narrow wing.
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Derivation of specific name: ribauensis: named for Mount Ribaue in Mozambique where the type was collected.
Habitat: On cliff faces or on exposed slips on granite in forest areas.
Altitude range: 700 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Confined to northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 30 June 2015
Literature:

McCoy, T.A., Rulkens, A.J.H. and Baptista, O.J. (2014). An extraordinary new species of Aloe from the Republic of Mozambique Cactus and Succulent Journal 86(2) Pages 48 - 53. (Includes a picture).

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


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 ribauensis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=219300, retrieved 13 December 2017

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