African Plant Database

Aloe ortholopha Christian & Milne-Redh.
Family : Aloaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 478 (1933); Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 478 (1933)
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent; leaves in a dense rosette, erect and slightly incurved
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Ecology : Only on serpentine soils, in open grassland on rocky slopes; 1450-1525 m alt.
  threatened by destruction of land and "unscrupulous dealers and greedy collectors" (Kimberley in Ingens Bull. 29: 18, 2003).
  Zimbabwe, N Great Dyke mining area

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 23: t.882 (1943).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 707 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 39722
Record n°39722
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