|CSSA VOL.86, March-April February 2014 No.2|
|An extraordinary new species of Aloe from the Republic of Mozambique||Tom A.McCoy, Anton J H Rulkens and Obety Jose Baptista|
|The Huntington Botanical Gardens presents the 2014 offering of International Succulent Introductions||John M Trager|
|Superb Succulents||Duke Benadom|
|Vizcaino mystery: a tale of Corynopuntia robertsii||Peter Breslin & David Donati|
|Sansevieria newtoniona (Asparagaceae) a new species from Uganda||Tom Forrest|
|A new species of Opuntia (Cactaceae) from Mojave Co., Arizona||A 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.