Aloe huntleyana - a rare cliff-dwelling Namibian endemic

Walker, Colin (2020). Aloe huntleyana - a rare cliff-dwelling Namibian endemic. Haworthiad, 34(3) pp. 78–81.


Aloe huntleyana was discovered in 2004 in the Omavanda area of the Baynes Mountains in northern Namibia and was subsequently named as a new species in 2012. Its discovery and habitat are described along with its flowering in cultivation in the UK. It belongs to a closely related group of shrubby sprawling aloes in which its closest relative is the Angolan species Aloe vallaris. It has yet to be determined if A. huntleyana is truly a Namibian endemic or whether, like its close relatives, it also occurs across the border in southern Angola.

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