African Plant Database


Aloe eumassawana S. Carter & M. G. Gilbert
Family : Aloaceae
Family (APGIII) : XANTHORRHOEACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 51: 776 (1996)
Information on the genus : Aloe
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rosettes stemless or nearly so, suckering to form large clusters; leaves erect, c. 16
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Ecology : Coastal bushland with Euphorbia cactus on sandy soil; near sea level.
  The Eritrean populations are sterile (aloes are normally self-sterile), apparently forming a single clone. This species, like other aloes, are planted on graveyards in tropical Arabia and Africa.
  The real home of this species seems to be Djibouti (Gulf of Tanjoura), where a fertile population occurs, with natural regeneration and fertile seed capsules.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bradleya 31: 16 (2013).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 40288
 
Record n°40288
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