1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe luapulana L.C.Leach

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, spreading; lamina 30–50 cm long, 6–7 cm wide at the base, lanceolate, usually dried and twisted in the apical half or more, pale green, tinged purplish towards the apex and margins, obscurely striate and unspotted on both surfaces; margin cartilaginous with pungent deltoid minutely brown-tipped teeth 1–4 mm long and 8–20 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect to c. 1.1 m high; peduncle c. 6-branched; branches curving upwards and subtended by ovate scarious bracts c. 10 × 12 mm, with a few sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 15–25 × 6 cm, cylindrical, laxly flowered; bracts 4–5 × 3.5 mm, ovate-acute, scarious, whitish with darker veining; pedicels c. 7 mm long, elongating to c. 10 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth coral-red with a slight bloom, paler toward the mouth, 28–33 mm long, c. 8 mm in diameter across the ovary, slightly constricted above, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to almost halfway, with slightly recurved tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted to c. 6 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 25–30 × 11–15 mm, oblong-ovoid, dark yellowish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 6 × 10 mm, blackish-brown, with broad, buff, speckled wings.

    Distribution

    Aloe luapulana L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 38: 185 (1972)

    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.

    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