Aloe decurva Reynolds

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Aloe decurva

Photo: Pedro Capela
Mt Zembe, Manica, Mozambique

Aloe decurva

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Zembe, Sussundenga District

Aloe decurva

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mt Zembe, Sussundenga District

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Status: Native
More or less stemless perennial herb, usually solitary. Leaves are in a dense rosette, dull green or tinged reddish, margins with orange teeth. Inflorescences 1-3, usually simple, rarely branched. Flowers in a distinctly down-curved dense raceme, orange-red to bright red.
Derivation of specific name: decurva: curved downwards, referring to the inflorescence
Habitat: Restricted to steep rocky slopes on Mt Zembe.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Confined to Mt Zembe, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 9 February 2010

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 87 - 89.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe decurva
African Plant Database: Aloe decurva
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe decurva
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe decurva
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iNaturalist: Aloe decurva
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe decurva
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe decurva
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe decurva
Plants of the World Online: Aloe decurva
Tropicos: Aloe decurva
Wikipedia: Aloe decurva

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Aloe decurva., retrieved 9 December 2023

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