African Plant Database

Aloe tauri L.C. Leach
Family : Aloaceae
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent or with a usually decumbent stem to 30 cm long; stem suckering and branching above the base to form large groups of plants
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Ecology : Among tussock grasses on steep rock slabs; 1065-1220 m alt. – Occurs in isolated colonies on hillsides exposed to SE winds and mist (along southern escarpment, Zimbabwe).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Aloaceae: 93 (1994)
  • Fl. S. Africa 5[1]: 119 (2000).
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 57: 16-22 (2001).
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°39935
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