Aloe chabaudii Schönland
var. chabaudii

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Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Osborne Dam

Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzani Bridge, road to Osborne Dam

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Synonyms: Aloe chabaudii Schönland var. verekeri Christian
Common names: Dwala aloe (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, suckering to form extensive groups in suitable habitat. Leaves grey-green, often flushed with pink. the inflorescence normally a many branched panicle, 50 - 100 cm, with up to 15 racemes of coral-pink, tubular flowers.
Notes: This is one of the most widespread species in the country and therefore plants and inflorescences may vary greatly in shape and colour. Its only requirement is protection from grass fires and is most common on rocky outcrops and granite kopjes, being especially common in the central and eastern parts of the country. It does however also occur on bare soil at much lower altitudes.
Derivation of specific name: chabaudii: after John A. Chabaud, a plant grower in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in whose garden the original specimens flowered.
Habitat: On rocky outcrops and granite kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1820 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jul(-Aug)
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 190 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia Page 59. Illustrations Plate 27 (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 56. 77-79 illustration (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 3.

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 15 - 18. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 84.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 30. (Includes a picture).

Reynolds, G.W. (1966). The Aloes of Tropical Africa and Madagascar. The Aloes Book Fund, Mbabane, Swaziland. Pages 111 - 114. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 115.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 61 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Williamson, G. (2002). Notes on Zambian Aloes Aloe 39(3&4) Pages 83 - 91. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113840, retrieved 25 September 2017

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