Aloe arborescens Mill.

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Aloe arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest Edge, Vumba

Aloe arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Kranz aloe (English) Mountain bush aloe (English)
Frequency: Locally common in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub with a short stem, branching near the base. The flowers are normally deep orange, rarely yellow (image 2).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arborescens: becoming tree-like
Habitat: A species of montane grassland, particularly among rocks to protect itself from fires.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 2500 m
Flowering time:May - June
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 September 2005
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 58. (Includes a picture).

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 21.

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 97.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 106. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 232.

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 7 - 8. (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.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 36.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 99 - 101. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 91.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aloe arborescens
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aloe arborescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe arborescens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aloe arborescens
Tropicos: Aloe arborescens


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 arborescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113740, retrieved 12 December 2017

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