Aloe buchananii Baker

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Status: Native
Description:
Notes: Very similar to Aloe nuttii when not in flower. A. buchananii has narrower floral bracts, longer pedicels and shorter, slightly broader perianths.
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
Habitat: Montane grassland and open Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1150 - 1940 m
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Malawi.
Malawi distribution: C,S
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Literature:

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

Carter, S. (2001). Aloaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3) Page 66.

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 4 - 5. (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.

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Aloe buchananii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=216830, retrieved 23 July 2019

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