Aloe mawii Christian

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Aloe mawii

Photo: Alan Gardiner
Mt Namuli, Zambezia

Aloe mawii

Photo: Alan Gardiner
Mt Namuli, Zambezia

Aloe mawii

Photo: Alan Gardiner
Mt Namuli, Zambezia

Aloe mawii

Photo: Alan Gardiner
Mt Namuli, Zambezia

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small tree-like Aloe, 1-3 m tall. Stem usually simple up to c. 1 m, sometimes sparsely branched above, occasionally decumbent and suckering from the base. Leaves in a dense erect to spreading terminal rosette, 40-60 cm long, up to c. 9 cm wide at the base, greyish-green; young leaves often with scattered spots on both surfaces; margin pinkish with orange-brown triangular teeth. Inflorescence usually single, occasionally 2, usually simple, rarely 1-branched. Flowers in a almost horizontal, secund dense raceme, orange to bright red.
Derivation of specific name: mawii: after Captain A.H. Maw, on whose property in Malawi the type was collected.
Habitat: On grassy granite mountain slopes.
Altitude range: Above 1000 m
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 57. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 87 - 88. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 76.

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 40 - 44. (Includes a picture).

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Page 28. (Includes a picture).

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

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 91.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe mawii
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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 Malawi: Species information: Aloe mawii., retrieved 19 April 2024

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