1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe rhodesiana Rendle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to produce a cluster of up to 4 stems.
    Stem
    Stems to 10 cm long and up to 4 cm thick.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate or occasionally distichous, erect, grass-like, 30–50 × 2–3.5 cm, linear, expanded to 4–5 cm at the clasping base, tapering gradually to the apex, fleshy, dull green, upper surface without spots, lower surface with a few whitish spots toward the base; margin cartilaginous, with firm white teeth 0.5–1 mm long, 1–4 mm apart near the base, the teeth obsolescent towards the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3 from each rosette, simple, erect to c. 50 cm high, or up to 85 cm when protected from fire; peduncle with sterile papery bracts on the upper two-thirds, 1.5–5 cm apart. Raceme 15–20 × 8 cm, cylindric, ± laxly flowered, with overlapping bracts in bud; bracts c. 20 × 11 mm, ovate-acuminate, brown-papery; pedicels c. 3 cm long, elongating to 5 cm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth salmon-pink, greenish-tipped, c. 35 mm long and 6 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing toward the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free to the base with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule stipitate for 2.5 mm, 3 × 1.3 cm, oblong-ovoid, reddish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 × 4.5 mm, blackish-brown with brown wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe rhodesiana Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 5, 1987 Eyles [8516], Zimbabwe K000256541 isotype
    Feb 5, 1987 Eyles [8516], Zimbabwe K000256542 isotype
    Wild, H. [1558], Zimbabwe 19096.000

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 215 (1911)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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
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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/
    © 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