Aloe rulkensii T.A.McCoy & O.J.Baptista

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Aloe rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Aloe rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Aloe rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Aloe rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

Aloe rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Ribaue.

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Frequency: Very local.
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent herb, forming small clusters of pendent stems up to 190 cm long. Leaves 5–9, narrowly linear, often somewhat falcate and decurved, pendent, up to 50 cm long, green to greyish-green, occasionally with a few white spots, more heavily white spotted near the base; margins entire, or sometimes with small deltoid white teeth to 1 mm long. Inflorescences simple, arcuate-ascending, to 70 cm long. Racemes erect, cylindric-conical, laxly flowered, 10–12 cm long. Floral bracts lanceolate 4–5 mm long, white with brown veins,. Pedicels 10–12 mm long, terete, orange. Perianth orange with green veins, 20–23 mm long.
Notes: A new and very recently (2016) described species most closely affiliated with the Zimbabwean Aloe inyangensis Christian subsp. kimberleyana S. Carter.
Derivation of specific name: rulkensii: named after Antonius J. H. (Ton) Rulkens in acknowledgement of his dedicated efforts in regards to the natural history of Mozambique and his special interest in the genus Aloe (as stated in McCoy & Baptista, 2016: 176).
Habitat: Pendent on vertical cliff faces.
Altitude range: 1700 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Jul
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Mt Ribaue in northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 October 2016
Literature:

McCoy, T.A. & Baptista, O.J. (2016). A new species of cremnophytic Aloe from Mozambique Cactus and Succulent Journal 88(4) Pages 172 - 176. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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


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 rulkensii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228050, retrieved 13 December 2017

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