Aloe musapana Reynolds

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Common names:
Status: Native
A small perennial herb, suckering to form dense clusters of pendent stems.
Derivation of specific name: musapana: after Mount Musapa in Zimbabwe where the species occurs
Habitat: On sheer rock faces in full sun but out of reach of fire
Altitude range: (metres) 1900 - 2060 m
Flowering time:Most of the year
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 61.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Kimberley, M.J. (2003). Miniature Aloes in Zimbabwe Excelsa 20 Page 57. (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 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 81.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe musapana
African Plant Database: Aloe musapana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe musapana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe musapana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe musapana
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe musapana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe musapana
Plants of the World Online: Aloe musapana
Tropicos: Aloe musapana
Wikipedia: Aloe musapana

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 musapana., retrieved 26 February 2024

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