Aloidendron barberae (Dyer) Klopper & Gideon F. Sm.

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Synonyms: Aloe bainesii Dyer
Aloe bainesii Dyer var. barberae (Dyer) Baker
Aloe barberae Dyer
Common names: Barber's tree aloe (English)
Description: Tree up to 15 m tall. Trunk erect up to 3 m in diameter, branching dichotomously many times. Leaves in compact rosettes at the apices of the branches, spreading and recurved, 60-90 cm long, uniformly dull green, deeply channeled; margin with whitish, often brown-tipped teeth. Inflorescences 1 from each rosette, usually 2-4 branched, up to 60 cm tall. Raceme erect, 10-30 cm long, densely many-flowered, cylindric; bracts 8-12 mm long, linear. Flowers 30-37 mm long, 3-sided-cylindric, pale yellow, orange-yellow or salmon-pink.
Derivation of specific name: barberae: named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, plant collector in the former Transkei, South Africa.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Eswatini and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 98. As Aloe barberae

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 106 - 107. as Aloe barberae

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 120. as Aloe barberae

Grace, O.M., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Rønsted, N., Van Wyk, A.E. (2013). A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae) Phytotaxa 76(1) Page 9.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 23. As Aloe barberae

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Aloidendron barberae., retrieved 16 April 2024

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