1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe cannellii L.C.Leach

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, suckering to produce clusters of slender spreading stems c. 5 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate, weakly erect to spreading, grass-like, up to c. 25 cm × 4–8 mm, linear, expanded to c. 15 mm at the clasping base, slightly channelled on the upper surface, rather fleshy, green or tinged brownish, with whitish spots near the base and scattered on the upper surface, the spotting more crowded on the lower surface; margins narrowly cartilaginous with minute teeth 1–3 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect to 20–30 cm high; peduncle with a few sterile, brownish, papery bracts 2–3 cm apart. Raceme c. 10 × 3.5 cm, cylindrical, laxly flowered; bracts 5–7 × 3 mm, ovate-acuminate, whitish papery; pedicels 10–13 mm long, with pendent flowers.
    Perianth
    Perianth orange-scarlet, green-tipped, 20–25 mm long, c. 4.5 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, constricted slightly and abruptly just below the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free to the base with tips widely spreading above the constriction.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma not or scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule slightly stipitate, c. 11.5 × 4.5 mm, oblong.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 1.75 × 3.5 mm, narrowly winged, dark brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Aloe cannellii L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Leach, L.C. [14407], Mozambique K000210321

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 37: 41 (1971)

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