Aloe bulbicaulis Christian

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Aloe bulbicaulis

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Ikelenge-Kachaya 27km

Aloe bulbicaulis

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Mansa, Bahati, Kanyanta

Aloe bulbicaulis

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Mufumbwe wildlife Camp

Aloe bulbicaulis

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

Aloe bulbicaulis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, cultivated at Protea Hill Farm.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Acaulescent herb, solitary or occasionally clumped. Leaves dying back in the dry season. The expanded leaf bases forming an underground bulb-like swelling; lamina up to 50 × 15 cm; leaf margin cartilaginous, 1-2 mm wide, whitish, the same colour as the teeth. Perianth pale yellow, or tinged with pink or brown.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Seasonally damp grassland and open miombo woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 67 - 69.

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 14 - 15. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Williamson, G. (2002). Notes on Zambian Aloes Aloe 39(3&4) Pages 83 - 91.

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Flora of Zambia: Aloe bulbicaulis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe bulbicaulis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe bulbicaulis
Plants of the World Online: Aloe bulbicaulis
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Wikipedia: Aloe bulbicaulis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Aloe bulbicaulis., retrieved 5 December 2023

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