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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or occasionally older plants suckering to form small clusters of stems.
    Stem
    Stems to 15 cm high.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous, or sometimes becoming rosulate, erect, grass-like, 60–80 cm long, linear, 1.5–2 cm wide, expanded to 5–6 cm wide at the base, tapering to the apex, deeply channelled on upper surface, keeled on lower surface, ± fleshy, mid-green, white-spotted towards the base especially on the lower, brownish surface; margin cartilaginous, with whitish teeth 0.5–2 mm long, the teeth crowded near the base, more distant above and obsolescent at the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect, 70–100 cm high or more; peduncle with large, pink-tinged, sterile bracts on the upper half, 2–7 cm apart. Raceme 10–20 × 10–14 cm, conical, ± densely flowered, with overlapping bracts in bud; bracts 25–35 × 10 mm, ovate-acuminate; pedicels 3.5–5.5 cm long, elongating up to 8 cm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth salmon-pink, green-tipped, 35–40 mm long and c. 12 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing toward the mouth, tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free almost to the base with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens scarcely exserted, style a little longer.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Aloe cooperi Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 29, 1985 Wilms, F. [1894], South Africa K000392056
    Apr 23, 1985 Medley-Wood, J. [5610], South Africa K000392058
    Apr 23, 1985 Grigg., J.W. [s.n.], Swaziland K000392065
    Reynolds, G.W. [2299], South Africa K000392052
    Reynolds, G.W. [2299], South Africa K000392053
    Reynolds, G.W. [3179], South Africa K000392054
    Reynolds, G.W. [2306], South Africa K000392057
    Reynolds, G.W. [3447], South Africa K000392059
    Reynolds, G.W. [1096], South Africa K000392063
    Strey, R.G. [3665], South Africa K000392055
    Cooper, T. [3623], South Africa K000256599
    Cooper, T. [1193], South Africa K000256601
    Cooper, T. [1193], South Africa K000256600
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [297], South Africa K000392062
    Illegible from label [s.n.], South Africa K000256602
    Germishuizen, G. [6078], Swaziland K000392064
    Edwards, D. [3206], South Africa K000392061
    Jacobsz, M.L. [252], South Africa K000392060
    Keith, R. [s.n.], Swaziland K000392066

    First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 1: 628 (1874)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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