Aloe collina S. Carter

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Aloe collina

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aloe collina

Photo: Mark Hyde
World's View, Nyanga

Aloe collina

Photo: Michelle Harvey-Hyde
Summit ridge, World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Aloe maculata All.
Aloe saponaria sensu Reynolds
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
A non-suckering species of very restricted distribution. The leaves, usually dried and twisted at the apex, are conspicuously banded on the upper surface with rows of white spots. Inflorescence branched, erect, normally fairly short, up to 75 cm. Flowers orange-red.
Notes: An unusual flowering time for an Aloe.
Derivation of specific name: collina: of the hills, growing on hills
Habitat: A species of rocky hillsides, usually in the shelter of bushes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1980 - 2400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Confined to Zimbabwe. Only known from the Nyanga Mountains, north of Troutbeck
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 11 February 2006

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 75.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 161.

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 50 - 53. as Aloe saponaria (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe collina
African Plant Database: Aloe collina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe collina
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe collina
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Wikipedia: Aloe collina

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 collina., retrieved 29 February 2024

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