1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe lutescens Groenew.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, ± acaulescent, or with a short stem, or usually suckering with decumbent branching stems to 80 cm long, forming dense groups of plants.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, erect-spreading; lamina to 75 cm long, 9 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, mid-green, slightly reddening then becoming yellow in dry conditions, not glossy, without spots; margin with pungent deltoid orange-brown teeth 1–2 mm long and 5–8 mm apart; sap yellow.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–4, erect, 1–1.5 m high; peduncle 1–2-branched; branches erect, subtended by deltoid whitish scarious bracts c. 20 × 20 mm, with several sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 30–40 × 7 cm, narrowly cylindric-acuminate, very densely flowered, the buds covered by the bracts; bracts 12–15 × 12–15 mm, broadly ovate-cuspidate, scarious, whitish, many-nerved; pedicels 10–15 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright orange-scarlet, green-tipped in bud, entirely palish-yellow when fully open or rarely slightly red at the base, 27–33 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary; outer segments free to the base, tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 22 × 12 mm, ovoid, dark yellowish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3 × 4 mm, black with narrow whitish wings.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Aloe lutescens Groenew. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 18: 707 (1938)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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