1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe inyangensis Christian

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, suckering to produce dense clusters of erect, spreading or pendent stems 1–2 m in diameter.
    Stem
    Stems up to 30 cm long or more, 1–2 cm thick.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous to subrosulate, spreading, 15–35 × 0.5–2.5 cm, linear, expanded to c. 4 cm at the clasping base, tapering to the apex, slightly channelled on the upper surface, fleshy, dark dull-green, purplish-tinged when dried, both surfaces with dense pale spotting near the base; margin cartilaginous, with fringe-like teeth 0.5–1 mm long, 1–2 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect to 30–50 cm high, or pendent and curving upward to bear the raceme erect; peduncle with several large, sterile, broadly ovate, papery brown bracts on the upper half, 2–4 cm apart. Raceme 6–10 × 6 cm, cylindric, ± laxly flowered, with overlapping bracts in bud; bracts 18–25 × 8–10 mm, broadly ovate with rounded apices, orange-brown; pedicels 25–30 mm long, elongating to 35 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth vermilion-red tipped with green, 30–37 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing towards the mouth, rounded at the base; outer segments free to the base with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule stipitate for 0.5 mm, 14–18 × 5–6 mm, oblong, grey.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 2 × 3.5 mm, very narrowly winged, black.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Aloe inyangensis Christian appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Eyles [7001], Zimbabwe K000256537

    First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 16: 640 (1936)

    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.
    • 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