1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe globuligemma Pole-Evans

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mpumalanga.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, suckering to form large dense groups of plants with suckers to 50 cm long, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, spreading-erect with apices slightly recurved; lamina 40–60 cm long, 8–11 cm wide at the base, lanceolate-attenuate, greyish-green, pink-tinged in dry conditions, without spots; margin cartilaginous with firm deltoid pale brown-tipped teeth c. 2 mm long and 5–10 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 30–40 × 3 cm, ± densely flowered, ± horizontal with the flowers secund along the upper side of the rhachis; bracts 4–6 × 3–4 mm, ovate, papery, whitish; pedicels 3–4 mm long. Inflorescences 1–2, erect to 1.75 m high; peduncle 5–12-branched, the lowest branches occasionally rebranched; branches oblique to horizontally spreading, subtended by deltoid scarious bracts to 10 × 12 mm.
    Perianth
    Perianth dull-red with a bloom, and ivory to yellowish towards the mouth, 22–25 mm long, 5–6 mm in diameter across the ovary, clavate and widening to c. 10 mm in diameter, then narrowing slightly at the mouth; outer segments free for c. two-thirds with tips not recurved; buds almost globose.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted 10–12 mm; stamens with dark purple filaments and orange anthers, stigma whitish.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Aloe globuligemma Pole-Evans appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wild, H. [37377], Zimbabwe 5403.000
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [20], South Africa K000256695 Unknown type material

    First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 5: 30 (1915)

    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.

    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