Aloe welwitschii Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.

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Synonyms: Chortolirion angolense (Baker) A. Berger
Haworthia angolensis Baker
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Status: Native
Notes: In the paper, Grace et al. (2013), the genus Chortolirion is transferred to the genus Aloe. It appears that the only species of Chortolirion, namely Chortolirion angolense, reported as occurring in the Flora Zambesiaca area, has been split into 2 species, namely Aloe barendii and A. welwitschii. Both species are reflected as occurring in Zimbabwe in the online African Plants Database.
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
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Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 51 - 53. As Chortolirion angolense (Includes a picture).

Grace, O.M., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Rønsted, N., Van Wyk, A.E. (2013). A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae) Phytotaxa 76(1) Page 12.

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. as Chortolirion angolense (pro parte)

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 116. as Chortolirion angolense

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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 welwitschii., retrieved 4 March 2024

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