African Plant Database

Aloe massawana Reynolds
Family : Aloaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 25: 207 (1959)
Notes : [= p.p. A. eumassawana S.Carter & M.G.Gilbert, quoad Reynolds 8047 et fig. 154]
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aloe massawana subsp. sakoankenke (J.-B. Castillon) J.-B. Castillon
=Aloe sakoankenke J.-B. Castillon (2004)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, acaulescent, solitary or suckering to form small groups; leaves in a compact rosette, erect then spreading and slightly recurved; lamina lanceolate-attenuate
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Ecology : Sandy soils, in grass and open thickets near the sea-shore; 0-20 m alt.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: – subsp. massawana; – subsp. sakoankeke
  A. massawana is the only mainland African species also occurring on Madagascar (cf. Carter & al., 2011: 707). However, A. massawana was most probably introduced, as suggested by Castilon (Carter in Litt. 21.02.2012).
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carte afrique num 39697
Record n°39697 modified 2012-04-02
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