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:

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 77.

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
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
iNaturalist: Aloe ribauensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): 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
Plants of the World Online: Aloe ribauensis
Tropicos: Aloe ribauensis
Wikipedia: Aloe ribauensis


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 ribauensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=219300, retrieved 24 October 2020

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