Aloe hazeliana Reynolds
var. hazeliana

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Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Aloe hazeliana var. hazeliana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Upper ridge Mt Shangani, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names: Hazel's rock aloe (English)
Frequency: Very locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent perennial herb, suckering to produce clusters of stems. Stems several, more or less erect, up to 50 cm high. Leaves distichous, erect or spreading, crowded near the ends of the stems, 15-20 cm long, linear, bluntly rounded at the apex, often greyish-green, spotted on the basal half of the lower surface; margin with a translucent border and sometimes with minute whitish teeth. Inflorescence simple, erect, 30-50 cm high. raceme up to c. 10 × 4 cm, more or less laxly flowered; bracts ovate-acuminate, 3-5 mm long, pinkish-brown; pedicels 5-10 mm long, bright orange-red. Flowers bright red, tipped with green, c. 25 mm long. See var. howmanii for comparison.
Notes: It is fairly common in its habitat but is only known from a few disjunct subpopulations and is threatened by collectors.
Derivation of specific name: hazeliana: named after Hazel O. Munch (née Elske), 1912 - 2001, the wife of Raymond Charles Munch.
Habitat: In quartzite grassland among rocks and in crevices protected from fire.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Apr - May
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains of 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: Saturday 1 July 2017
Literature:

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

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 55. (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 48 - 49. as Aloe hazeliana (Includes a picture).

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


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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. hazeliana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113910, retrieved 25 September 2017

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