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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to Botswana.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent or with a very short decumbent stem.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, stiffly erect and curving slightly inwards; lamina to 60(90) cm long, 7–10(13) cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, dull dark greyish-green, tinged purplish in dry conditions, without spots, slightly rough on the surface; margin with pungent deltoid brown-tipped teeth 1–3 mm long and 5–8 mm apart; sap bright yellow, drying purplish.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, erect, 1–1.75 m high; peduncle 1–4-branched; branches erect, subtended by scarious deltoid bracts up to 18 × 18 mm, and with several sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 20–45 × 6–7 cm, narrowly cylindric-acuminate, densely flowered, the buds covered by the bracts; bracts 10–15 × 8–12 mm, broadly ovate-cuspidate, scarious, brownish, many-nerved; pedicels c. 20 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright orange-scarlet, paler- to yellowish-tipped when fully open, green-tipped in bud, 28–35 mm long, c. 9 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to the base, tips scarcely spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 3 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 20–30 × 13 mm, ovoid, yellowish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4 × 5 mm, blackish-brown with narrow very dark yellowish-brown wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Spain

    Recorded in error in:

    Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Aloe cryptopoda Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 19, 1998 Lane, S. [ref. 1642-3500], Malawi K000210298
    May 19, 1998 Lane, S. [ref. 1642-3500], Malawi K000210297
    Feb 12, 1987 Reynolds, G.W. [6674], Mozambique K000210303
    Feb 12, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11388], Zimbabwe K000210314
    Feb 12, 1987 Leach, L.C. [68891], Zimbabwe K000210311
    Feb 12, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11143], Zimbabwe K000210316
    Feb 12, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11513], Zimbabwe K000210317
    Feb 12, 1987 Leach, L.C. [9246], Zimbabwe K000210315
    Feb 12, 1987 Eyles [7005], Zimbabwe K000210319
    Feb 11, 1987 Pawek, J. [2559], Malawi K000210296
    May 6, 1985 Greenway, P. [8007], Zambia K000210305
    May 6, 1985 Greenway, P. [8007], Zambia K000210304
    May 6, 1982 Burtt, B.D. [5860], Malawi K000210295
    May 6, 1982 Burtt, B.D. [5860], Malawi K000210294
    Greenway, P.J. [8007], Zambia 6602.000
    Chase, N.C. [6147], Zimbabwe K000210318
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [57], South Africa K000256661 Unknown type material
    Kirk, J. [96], Mozambique K000210301 Unknown type material
    Kirk [96], Mozambique K000210302 Unknown type material
    Kirk [96], Mozambique K000210300 Unknown type material
    Reynolds, G.W. [6674], Mozambique K000210299
    Leach, L.C. [9265], Zimbabwe K000210309
    Carter [2723], Zimbabwe K000210313
    Carter [2723], Zimbabwe K000210312
    Bingham, M.G. [11106], Zambia K000210308
    Bingham, M.G. [11116], Zambia K000210307
    Parris, B.S. [83/21], Zambia K000210306
    Nyariri, P. [810], Zimbabwe K000210310
    Reynolds, G.W. [1949], South Africa Aloe wickensii var. lutea K000256663 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 22: 52 (1884)

    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
    • 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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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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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    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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