Aloe hazeliana Reynolds
var. howmanii (Reynolds) S. Carter

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Aloe hazeliana var. howmanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Aloe hazeliana var. howmanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

Aloe hazeliana var. howmanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small pass on ridge North of Mt Pheza, Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Aloe howmanii Reynolds
Common names: Howman's cliff aloe (English)
Frequency: Very locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
See var. hazeliana for general details. This variety is distinguished by its very different growth habit. It is a pendent plant of shaded rock faces. The inflorescence is curving upwards with the raceme erect.
Notes: The two varieties are  known to cross readily. A few disjunct subpopulations known in the wild. Threatened by collectors.
Derivation of specific name: hazeliana: named after Hazel O. Munch (née Elske), 1912 - 2001, the wife of Raymond Charles Munch; howmannii: after Roger Howman, who was Native Commissioner at Ndanga and Zaka until 1939 and later at Chimanimani.
Habitat: Shaded rock faces
Altitude range: (metres) 1600 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 September 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 60 - 61.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Pages 55 - 56. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 126.

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.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 47 - 48. as Aloe howmannii (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Page 135. as Aloe howmanii


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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 hazeliana var. howmanii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113920, retrieved 18 August 2017

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