Aloe chabaudii Schönland
var. chabaudii

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Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Mulobezi road, Oribi Plain;
Aug 2001
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Mulobezi road, Oribi Plain;
Aug 2001
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Aloe chabaudii & Huernia levyi, Lusaka Park;
Mar 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Lusaka, cultivated;
Jul 2003
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii

Lusaka, cultivated;
Jun 2015
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Aloe chabaudii Schönland var. verekeri Christian
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Description: Perennial herb, stemless or with short stems, suckering from the base to form clusters. Leaves succulent, in dense rosettes, dark blue-green without pale spots except on young plants. Inflorescences up to 1.5 m high, with up to 10 or more racemes. Racemes densely flowered.
Very variable over the range of distribution of the species, but less so in Zambia, where only var. chabaudii is recognized. A robust form with inflorescences up to 2.0 m occurs in mopane woodland on the Oribi Plain south of Mulobezi.
Notes: Flowering time: Jun-Aug.
Conservation status: Not threatened.
Sold in nurseries under the name Aloe vera
Derivation of specific name: chabaudii: after John A. Chabaud, a plant grower in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in whose garden the original specimens flowered.
Flowering time:Apr - Jul(-Aug)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 9 September 2015

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West, O. (1974). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Rhodesia. Longman, Salisbury Pages 61 - 71. (Includes a picture).

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Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 81.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Aloe chabaudii var. chabaudii., retrieved 14 May 2021

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