African Plant Database

Aloe cannellii L. C. Leach
Family : Aloaceae
Protologue : J. S. African Bot. 37: 41-46 (1971)
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, suckering to produce clusters of slender spreading stems c. 5 cm long; leaves rosulate, weakly erect to spreading, grass-like
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Ecology : In grass tufts on steep rock slopes or in zones with significant wet or shade; c. 1500 m alt.
  Known only from the type locality where flowering is now rare. Trees have disappeared to permit the population to produce charcoal. The essential element of shade has thus disappeared.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • J. S. African Bot. 37: Fig 1 - 4 (1971).
  • Excelsa 9: 65 (1979).
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carte afrique num 40135
Record n°40135
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