Aloe nuttii Baker

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Aloe nuttii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park.

Aloe nuttii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park.

Aloe nuttii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park.

Aloe nuttii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park.

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Status: Native
Stem erect. Leaves linear and grass-like, widening to 4-5 cm at the sheathing base, dying back to the base in the dry season. Pedicels 2.5-3 cm long. Perianth 35-40 cm long, orange-scarlet to bright coral pink; tepals green-tipped. Bracts 20 mm long or more, ovate to ovate-acuminate, not more than three times as long as broad. Perianth 35-40 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: nuttii: named after W.H. Nutt, who collected in the Lake Tanganyika area in the 1890s,
Habitat: Miombo woodland, dambo grassland, moist montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1450 - 2560 m
Flowering time:Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 11 March 2019

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 192 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 292. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Pages 64 - 66. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes, The Definitive Guide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 978 1 84246439 7 Page 145. (Includes a picture).

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 5 - 6. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 107.

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

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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 nuttii., retrieved 30 March 2023

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