Aloe esculenta L.C. Leach

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Aloe esculenta

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from material collected Ngonye Falls.

Aloe esculenta

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from material collected Ngonye Falls.

Aloe esculenta

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from material collected Ngonye Falls.

Aloe esculenta

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from material collected Ngonye Falls.

Aloe esculenta

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm from material collected Ngonye Falls.

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Status: Native
Description:
Stem to 40 cm long, often decumbent, suckering to form dense clumps; leaves densely spotted and the lower surface with scattered prickles towards the leaf tips. Inflorescence 3‒5-branched; racemes laxly flowered. Outer perianth segments free to half way.
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Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, Botswana, Namibia
Botswana distribution: N
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Literature:

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 83 - 84.

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Flora of Zambia: Aloe esculenta

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Aloe esculenta.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=211650, retrieved 22 July 2024

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