Aloe inyangensis Christian
var. kimberleyana S. Carter

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Aloe inyangensis var. kimberleyana

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Aloe inyangensis var. kimberleyana

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

Aloe inyangensis var. kimberleyana

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Mtarazi Falls, Nyanga

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Common names: Kimberley's rock aloe (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Succulent herb. Stems spreading to pendent, up to 1 m long. leaves crowded towards the apices of the stems, 2-ranked, pendent, up to 40 cm long. Inflorescence with peduncle curved upwards. Raceme erect, laxly flowered, 6-10 cm long, cylindric; bracts up to 25 × 10 mm, broadly ovate, orange-brown. Flowers 30-37 mm long, 3-sided-cylindric, narrowing towards the mouth, bright red, green-tipped.
Derivation of specific name: inyangensis: of Mt Nyangani (where this variety does not occur); kimberleyana: named after Mike Kimberley, chairman of the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: On cliff faces, shaded from the sun and often near waterfalls or among high altitude evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1220 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and neighbouring Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 76.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 126.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe inyangensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aloe inyangensis var. kimberleyana., retrieved 17 June 2024

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