African Plant Database

Aloe mzimbana Christian
Family : Aloaceae
Information on the genus : Aloe
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, suckering to form dense groups of plants, acaulescent; leaves in a dense rosette, erect-spreading but curving inwards in the dry season
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Ecology : Montane and watershed grassland, Brachystegia woodland, on rock outcrops; 800-2300 m alt.
  Variable in colour of leaves and shape of racemes; populations from Tanzania - Zambia tend to have spotted leaves and capitate racemes; those from near the type locality in Malawi have ± unspotted leaves and more cylindrical racemes.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bradleya 30: 84 (2012)
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carte afrique num 40340
Record n°40340
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