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.

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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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe musapana
African Plant Database: Aloe musapana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Aloe musapana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe musapana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe musapana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aloe musapana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aloe musapana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aloe musapana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aloe musapana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe musapana
Ispot Southern Africa: Aloe musapana
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe musapana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aloe musapana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aloe musapana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe musapana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aloe musapana
Tropicos: Aloe musapana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aloe musapana., retrieved 22 April 2019

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