African Plant Database

Aloe menyharthii subsp. ensifolia S. Carter
Family : Aloaceae
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Leaves 35-60 cm long, lanceolate-attenuate (ensiform), apical portion not usually withered, 3-5.5 cm wide toward the base; margin with teeth 2-4 mm long; racemes 4-12 cm long.
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Ecology : Grassland in sandy soil in open Brachystegia woodland; 130-700 m alt.
  The closely related A. swynnertonii, with much longer leaves distinctly lineate on the lower surface and with marginal teeth much further apart, is separated geographically from this species by the Zambezi R. Valley (Carter, 2001).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 51: 783 (1996)
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Record n°40190
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