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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Mt. Zembe).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, usually solitary, acaulescent or with a very short stem.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, erect-spreading; lamina 40–55 cm long, 8–10 cm wide at the base, lanceolate-attenuate, dull green with a reddish tinge, without spots; margin with pungent deltoid minutely orange-tipped teeth 2–3 mm long and c. 10 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, to c. 90 cm long; peduncle simple or occasionally 1-branched, oblique, with numerous scattered sterile bracts below the raceme. Raceme 10–20 × 10–12 cm, curved downwards, very densely flowered; bracts c. 2 × 3 mm deltoid, scarious, brown; pedicels c. 1 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright red to orange-red, 30–40 mm long, c. 5 mm in diameter across the ovary, widening to c. 11 mm at the middle then narrowing at the mouth, cylindrical-ellipsoid; outer segments free almost to the base.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 15 mm, both orange coloured.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Aloe decurva Reynolds appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 23: 15 (1957)

    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.

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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