Aloe ortholopha Christian & Milne-Redh.

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Aloe ortholopha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Gt Dyke

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: Isla Grundy
Near Zim Alloys, Great Dyke

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: Isla Grundy
Near Zim Alloys, Great Dyke

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: James Varden
Great Dyke, Mavhuradonha

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: James Varden
Great Dyke, Mavhuradonha

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: James Varden
Great Dyke, Mavhuradonha

Aloe ortholopha

Photo: James Varden
Great Dyke, Mavhuradonha

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Synonyms:
Common names: Dyke aloe (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Plant with horizontal racemes.
Notes: The species is under threat from mining and agriculture.
Derivation of specific name: ortholopha: from Greek, orthos, erect, straight, and lophos a crest; referring to the one-sided inflorescence.
Habitat: A plant of serpentine grasslands, occurring on slopes and along ridges.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 1530 m
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Mvurwi range on the northern Great Dyke.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 21 August 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 85 - 86.

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 84 - 85. (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe ortholopha
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aloe ortholopha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe ortholopha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe ortholopha
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aloe ortholopha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aloe ortholopha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aloe ortholopha
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aloe ortholopha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe ortholopha
Ispot Southern Africa: Aloe ortholopha
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe ortholopha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aloe ortholopha
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aloe ortholopha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe ortholopha
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aloe ortholopha
Tropicos: Aloe ortholopha


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 ortholopha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114010, retrieved 23 September 2017

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