Aloe rhodesiana Rendle

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Aloe rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau near Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Aloe rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper Nhandar Valley, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Aloe eylesii Christian
Common names: Zimbabwe grass aloe (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
This Aloe often flowers early after fire, when the leaves and stem are burned.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, or sometimes Zambia)
Habitat: Montane grassland in the Eastern Highlands
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 March 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 62 - 64.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 161.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

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.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 43 - 44. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 81.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aloe rhodesiana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114040, retrieved 1 November 2020

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