Aloe carnea S. Carter

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Aloe carnea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harare to Mutare main rd nr Nyazura

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Stemless perennial succulent, solitary of suckering to form small groups. Leaves in a dense rosette, spreading, up to 30 cm long, usually withered at the apex, dark- greyish-green and marked with elongated whitish spots above, pale milky green and without spots beneath; margin horny, reddish-brown with sharp deltoid teeth c. 6 mm long. Inflorescences 1-3. erect, 0.75-2 m high; peduncle branched. Racemes capitate, densely-flowered, 3-5 cm long and c. 7 cm wide, often a few flowers more widely spaced at the base. Perianth usually pale pink, sometimes darker pinkish-red, 25-30 mm long, slightly decurved towards the mouth.
Derivation of specific name: carnea: flesh-coloured
Habitat: A species of stony grassland in open patches of light Brachystegia woodland and on rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1375 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: The foothills and outliers of the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Monday 8 August 2016

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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. Possibly in error as A. greatheadii

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 125.

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.

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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: Species information: Aloe carnea., retrieved 19 July 2024

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