Aloe rhodesiana Rendle

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Aloe rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road before Bunga Forest, Vumba

Aloe rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road before Bunga Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Aloe eylesii Christian
Common names: Zimbabwe grass aloe (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
This Aloe often flowers early after fire, when the leaves and stem are burned.
Notes: It is listed as Vulnerable, due to habitat destruction for commercial forestry or degradation from invasive species (pine, gum and wattle trees).
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, or sometimes Zambia)
Habitat: Montane grassland in the Eastern Highlands
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 September 2005
Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 62 - 64.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Pages 58 - 59. (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.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 43 - 44. (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 rhodesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=114040, retrieved 24 September 2017

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