1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe cameronii Hemsl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub up to 1.5 m high, rarely to 2.5 m when supported by surrounding vegetation (see West, loc. cit.: 88].
    Stem
    Stem erect, branching from the base and above; branches numerous, ascending or the basal ones shortly decumbent, all clothed in persistent leaf remains.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a lax rosette, erect-spreading; lamina to 40–50 cm long, 5–7 cm wide near the base, lanceolate-attenuate, uniformly green or occasionally with a few whitish spots especially on young leaves, becoming bright coppery-red in the dry season; margin with pungent deltoid minutely brown-tipped teeth 2–4 mm long and 8–15 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 10–30 × 5–8 cm, cylindrical, ± densely flowered; bracts 2–3 × 3–4 mm, ovate, scarious, pale brown; pedicels 3–8 mm long. Inflorescences 1–3 from each leaf rosette, erect to 1 m tall above the rosette; peduncle 1–3-branched; branches curving upwards and subtended by pale scarious deltoid bracts c. 5 × 10 mm, with scattered sterile bracts below the racemes.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright glossy red with paler tips, to orange or occasionally creamy-yellow, 35–45 mm long, slightly curved, 5–7 mm in diameter across the ovary, widening slightly towards the mouth to 6–10 mm in diameter, cylindric; outer segments free to nearly halfway, with tips spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted 4–10 mm, yellow, with anthers reddish-orange.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Aloe cameronii Hemsl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    5396.000 Type Stock
    Cameron [s.n.], Malawi K000256571 holotype
    Brown, L.E. [s.n.] K000256572 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Mag. 129: t. 7915 (1903)

    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.

    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/
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