1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe hereroensis Engl.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent or older plants with a very short stem.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, erect and curving inwards, 30–40 cm long, 6–9 cm wide toward the base, ovate-lanceolate, greyish-green or often bronzed, obscurely lineate and usually without spots on the upper surface, with few to many whitish spots scattered or arranged in transverse bands on the lower surface; margins cartilaginous with pungent deltoid red-brown teeth 3–4 mm long, 8–12 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, erect to 1 m high; peduncle up to 12-branched, the lower branches rebranched; branches widely spreading, subtended by ovate-lanceolate scarious bracts to 2 cm long, with several widely spaced bracts below each raceme. Racemes 6–8 × 8–10 cm, corymbose-capitate, very densely flowered; bracts 20–25 × 3–4 mm, lanceolate-acuminate, scarious; pedicels 30–50 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth scarlet, 25–33 mm long, 8–9 mm in diameter across the ovary, narrowing slightly toward the mouth, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to halfway, tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted 2–5 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 24 × 9 mm, ovoid, yellowish-grey.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 7 × 3.5 mm, black with broad white wings.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia

    Aloe hereroensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 10: 2 (1888)

    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.
    • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S. Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39: 19-35.
    • 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
    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