Aloe cameronii Hemsl.
var. cameronii

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Aloe cameronii var. cameronii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

Aloe cameronii var. cameronii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba

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Common names: Cameron's ruwari aloe (English)
Status: Native
Shrubby plant with lax rosettes. The leaves turn deep coppery red in the dry season.
Derivation of specific name: cameronii: after Kenneth J. Cameron, Scottish planter in Malawi for the African Lakes Corporation.
Habitat: In crevices and grass filled depressions on granite hills and cliffs. Mostly in exposed situations but occasionally among other shrubs.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1585 m
Flowering time:May - July
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 192 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 89 - 91. (Includes a picture).

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 8 - 10. (Includes a picture).

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 14. (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 95 - 97. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 14. as Aloe cameronii

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Flora of Malawi: Aloe cameronii var. cameronii
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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Aloe cameronii var. cameronii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe cameronii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe cameronii
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Wikipedia: Aloe cameronii

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: Species information: Aloe cameronii var. cameronii., retrieved 2 March 2024

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