Aloe christianii Reynolds

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Aloe christianii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harare to Mutare rd nr Headlands

Aloe christianii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Harare to Mutare rd nr Headlands

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, normally solitary but rarely suckering to form small groups. The plants are usually hidden in vegetation but the tall flowering stems are conspicuous above the grass. The inflorescence is a tall (2 - 3 m) panicle, branched in the top third. The flowers are dull red, the buds typically erect and the open flowers pendulous.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: christianii: after H. Basil Christian (1871–1950) South African agriculturalist and amateur botanist who lived in Zimbabwe after 1911 and established the gardens at Ewanrigg.
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:May - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,Lk,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 290.

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 78 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Page 39. (Includes a picture).

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 36.

West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 76 - 79. (Includes a picture).

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aloe christianii.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113850, retrieved 15 December 2017

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