The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall

CSSA VOL.86, March-April February 2014 No.2
An extraordinary new species of Aloe from the Republic of MozambiqueTom A.McCoy, Anton J H Rulkens and Obety Jose Baptista
The Huntington Botanical Gardens presents the 2014 offering of International Succulent IntroductionsJohn M Trager
Superb SucculentsDuke Benadom
Vizcaino mystery: a tale of Corynopuntia robertsiiPeter Breslin & David Donati
Sansevieria newtoniona (Asparagaceae) a new species from UgandaTom Forrest
A new species of Opuntia (Cactaceae) from Mojave Co., ArizonaA Dean Stock & Marc D.Beckstrom

On the cover: Aloe ribauensis McCoy, Rulkens & Baptista sp. nov., with simple and branched inflorescences, exhibit the characteristic apical tuft of sterile bracts. The reason for this character is currently unclear, but in discussions with Tom McCoy, who has wide experience with birds, the possibility that it is a perch has arisen. The bulb Babiana ringens, which is pollinated by sunbirds (Nectarina spp.), produces a long stretch of similarly sterile, terminal flower stem. This seemingly useless appendage functions solely as a perch, to facilitate pollinator access.

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