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Photo: Bart Wursten
Photo: Bart Wursten
By Odzani Bridge, road to Osborne Dam
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Aloe chabaudii Schönland var. verekeri Christian
Dwala aloe (English)
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
Growth form: P
Red data list status:
Insects (whose larvae eat this species):
Display spot characters for this species
Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 30. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Aloe chabaudii: Flora of Mozambique
Aloe chabaudii African Plant Database
Aloe chabaudii Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Aloe chabaudii EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Aloe chabaudii ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Aloe chabaudii Flora Zambesiaca
Aloe chabaudii Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Aloe chabaudii IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Aloe chabaudii JSTOR Plant Science
Aloe chabaudii Kew Herbarium catalogue
Aloe chabaudii Kew Monocotyledon checklist
Aloe chabaudii Tropicos
Aloe chabaudii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113840, retrieved 25 May 2013
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