1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe buchananii Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to produce a cluster of 2–3 stems, rarely more.
    Stem
    Stems up to 20 cm long and up to 5 cm thick.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous or rosulate, erect, grass-like, c. 60 cm long, linear, 1.5–2 cm wide, expanded to 4–6 cm wide at the base, tapering towards the apex, deeply channelled on the upper surface, ± fleshy, bright green, white-spotted towards the base, especially on the lower surface and then often spinulescent; margin cartilaginous, with minute white teeth to 0.5 mm long, 5–15 mm apart near the leaf base, teeth obsolescent towards the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect, to 60–90 cm high; peduncle with large, pinkish-tinged, sterile, papery bracts on the upper half, 2–6 cm apart. Raceme 15–25 × 7–8 cm, cylindric, ± densely flowered, with overlapping bracts in bud; bracts 22–27 × 8–10 mm, ovate-acuminate; pedicels 2.5–4 cm long, elongating to 4.5–5 cm in fruit, red-tinged.
    Perianth
    Perianth salmon-pink, green-tipped, c. 25–30 mm long and c. 10 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing toward the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free almost to the base with tips rounded, not spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens scarcely exserted, the style a little longer.
    Fruits
    Capsule (immature) stipitate for 1.5 mm, c. 2.5 × 1 cm, oblong-ovoid.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

    Images

    Distribution

    Aloe buchananii Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 5, 1960 Chapman, J.D. [532], Malawi K000210224
    Sep 5, 1960 Buchanan [s.n.], Malawi K000210220 Unknown type material
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [540], Malawi K000210219
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [540], Malawi K000210218
    Brown, N.E. [s.n.], Malawi K000210222
    Brass, L.J. [16228], Malawi K000210223
    Reynolds, G.W. [8184], Malawi K000210215
    Reynolds, G.W. [8183], Malawi K000210214
    Reynolds, G.W. [8172], Malawi K000210221
    Brummitt, R.K. [11195], Malawi K000210217
    Brummitt, R.K. [9617], Malawi K000210227
    Brummitt, R.K. [9617], Malawi K000210226
    Salubeni, A.J. [1248], Malawi K000210213
    Blackmore, S. [316A], Malawi K000210225
    Moriarty, A.W. [573], Malawi K000210216

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 119 (1895)

    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.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • 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
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.

    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