1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe greatheadii Schönland

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Africa.

    [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 stout stem to 30 cm tall covered with dead leaf remains.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, spreading; lamina 20–40 × 6–12 cm, broadly lanceolate, usually dried and twisted in the apical 5–15 cm, dull greyish-green, with conspicuous elongated whitish spots arranged in irregular transverse bands on the upper surface, pale greyish-green and unspotted on the lower surface, lineate especially near the margins; margin horny and often brownish with pungent deltoid red-brown teeth 4–6 mm long and 10–15 mm apart; sap drying yellow.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, erect, 1.25–1.75 m high; peduncle sturdy, 3–10-branched, the lowest branches sometimes rebranched; branches suberect, subtended by deltoid, scarious, many-nerved bracts 2–3 cm long. Racemes 8–20 × 7 cm, conical-cylindric, ± densely flowered; bracts 10–15 mm long, linear-lanceolate, scarious; pedicels 12–18 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth pale pink, with paler margins to the segments running to the base of the perianth, 25–32 mm long, 7–8 mm in diameter across the ovary, constricted just above the ovary, then widening and becoming slightly decurved towards the mouth, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for more than one-third, scarcely spreading at the tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Aloe greatheadii Schönland appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 23, 1995 Hansen, O.J. [3160], Botswana K000210239
    Mar 7, 1995 Leach, L.C. [620], Zimbabwe K000210252
    Mar 7, 1995 Loveridge, M.V. [1005], Zimbabwe K000210248
    Feb 10, 1987 Reynolds, G.W. [6644], Zimbabwe K000210240
    Feb 10, 1987 Leach, L.C. [72], Zimbabwe K000210241
    Feb 10, 1987 Erens, J. [1910], Zimbabwe K000210247
    Feb 10, 1987 Erens, J. [1910], Zimbabwe K000210246
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [609], Zimbabwe K000210250
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11145], Zimbabwe K000210249
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [63], Zimbabwe K000210242
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11146], Zimbabwe K000210244
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11146], Zimbabwe K000210243
    Milne-Redhead [14] 16693.000
    Reynolds, G.W. [7229], Zaïre K000210258
    Reynolds, G.W. [7229], Zaïre K000210257
    Reynolds, G.W. [7236], Zaïre K000210259
    Reynolds, G.W. [7236], Zaïre K000210260
    Leach, L.C. [11144], Zimbabwe K000210251
    Leach, L.C. [11113], Zimbabwe K000210253
    Leach, L.C. [11113], Zimbabwe K000210254
    Leach, L.C. [590], Zimbabwe K000210255
    Leach, L.C. [11108], Zimbabwe K000210256
    Leach, L.C. [29], Zimbabwe K000210245
    Mogg, A.O.D. [159], South Africa K000210262
    Scheepers, J.C. [992], South Africa K000210261
    van Vuuren, D. [1211], South Africa K000210263

    First published in Rec. Albany Mus. 1: 121 (1904)

    Accepted by

    • Geerinck, D.J.L. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi), n.s., Asphodelaceae: 1-43. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Geerinck, D.J.L. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi), n.s., Asphodelaceae: 1-43. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0