African Plant Database

Aloe bulbicaulis Christian
Family : Aloaceae
Protologue : Fl. Pl. South Africa 16: t.630 (1936)
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aloe trothae A. Berger
=*Aloe buettneri auct. sensu Reynolds, p.p. ref. loc. in DRC, Malawi & Zambia
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent; roots thick fleshy; leaves drying back in dry season
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Ecology : Seasonally wet grassland in open Brachystegia woodland; c. 1200-1620 m alt.
  Separated geographically from A. buettneri, but also morphologically: the latter has much longer leaves with pungent marginal teeth, and much longer bracts. Certain specimens from W Zambia (Kalenda Dambo) represent a possible hybrid with A. christianii.
  Cultivated in S. Africa. In Zaire not occurring N of 5° 30' S lat., nor W of 19° 30' E long.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Aloaceae: 11-12 (1994)
  • Fl. S. Africa 5[1]: 11 (2000).
  • Bradleya 30: 71 (2012)
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carte afrique num 39586
Record n°39586
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