1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe christianii Reynolds

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, usually solitary, rarely suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent, or older plants with a stem.
    Stem
    Stem when present up to c. 1 m high and up to 12 cm in diameter, covered with persistent light brown withered leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette up to c. 1 m in diameter, erect-spreading; lamina to 60 cm long, 12 cm wide at the base, lanceolate, thinly fleshy, uniformly light bluish-green, tinged pinkish in dry conditions, unspotted except in young plants, obscurely lineate; margin cartilaginous, with pungent brown-tipped deltoid teeth 2–5 mm long and 10–15 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, 1–2 m tall above the leaf rosette; peduncle 6–10-branched, the lower branches rebranching; branches erect, subtended by lanceolate scarious bracts to c. 2 cm long. Racemes 15–30 × 6 cm, cylindrical, ± densely flowered; bracts 8–18 × 3–4 mm, lanceolate-attenuate, pale brown with darker often purplish veining; pedicels 8–20 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright coral-pink with a bloom, a little paler at the mouth, 35–45 mm long, 8–10 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for ± one-third with slightly recurved tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 4 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 19–21 × 11 mm, ovoid, yellowish-buff.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 5 × 9 mm, blackish-brown, speckled, with buff wings.
    [FTEA]

    Aloaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

    Distribution
    Flora districts: T4 T5 T7 T8 Range: Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Aloe christianii Reynolds appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wild, H. [37293], Zimbabwe 4358.000
    Bullock, A.A. [2951], Zambia 5413.000
    Reynolds, G.W. [1885], Zimbabwe K000256561 isotype
    Reynolds, G.W. [1885], Zimbabwe K000256560 isotype

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 2: 171 (1936)

    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.
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S. Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39: 19-35.
    • 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.
    • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. S. Tanz.: 185 (1982).
    • Aloes Trop. Afr. & Madag.: 186 (1966);
    • Aloes of Nyasaland: 28 (1954)
    • Aloes S. Afr.:309 (1950)
    • Journ. S. Afr. Bot.2:171 (1936)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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