1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe duckeri Christian

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania to N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Aloaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent or with a short thick stem to 30 cm high.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette to 1 m diameter, spreading; lamina 50–80 cm long, 8–12 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, fleshy, dull green, usually lightly spotted or without spots, often obscurely striate on both surfaces; margin cartilaginous, with pungent red-brown teeth 4–5 mm long, 10–20 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, 1–2 m high; peduncle 3–9-branched, the lower branches often rebranching; branches curving widely upwards, subtended by scarious or sometimes leafy bracts to 4 cm long. Racemes 5–6(10) × 8–10 cm, broadly capitate, very densely flowered; bracts 15–20 × 3–4 mm, linear-lanceolate, pale buff-coloured; pedicels 20–30 mm long, elongating to 40–50 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth varying in colour from orange-red to coral-pink, 35–40 mm long, c. 10 mm in diameter across the ovary, abruptly constricted just above, then gradually widening, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for one-third with spreading tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule 30–40 × 15–18 mm, ovoid, yellowish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 4 × 7 mm, blackish-brown with broad speckled wings.
    [FTEA]

    Aloaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

    Distribution
    Flora districts: T4 T7 Range: Malawi and N. Zambia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Aloe duckeri Christian appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ducker [5862], Malawi K000256547 Unknown type material

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 6: 179 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. S. Tanz.: 187 (1982), non Engl.
    • Aloes Trop. Afr. & Madag.: 86 (1966).
    • Reynolds, Aloes of Nyasaland: 18 (1954)
    • Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 6: 179 (1940);

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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