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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small tree 1–2(3) m high; stem erect, 5–12 cm in diameter, simple to 1 m high then sometimes sparsely branched above, or sometimes decumbent, with a few suckers from the base forming a small group of plants.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, erect-spreading with withered leaf remains persistent below the rosette; lamina 40–60 cm long, 8–10 cm wide at the base, lanceolate-attenuate, greyish-green, often with scattered spots on both surfaces of young leaves; margin pinkish, cartilaginous, with pungent orange-brown deltoid teeth 3–4 mm long and 7–14 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1 or occasionally 2, oblique, to 1 m long; peduncle simple or 1-branched, with a few sterile bracts below the racemes. Raceme 25–45 × 5 cm, densely flowered, horizontal or almost so, with the flowers secund along the upper side of the rhachis; bracts 1–2 × 2–3 mm, deltoid, scarious, brown; pedicels 4–6 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright red or orange, 20–40 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, widening to c. 10 mm at the middle and narrowing slightly toward the mouth, cylindrical-ellipsoid; outer segments free almost to the base.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 12 mm; stamens with purple filaments and orange anthers, stigma orange.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.
    [FTEA]

    Aloaceae, Susan Carter. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

    Distribution
    Flora districts: T8 Range: Malawi and Mozambique

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Aloe mawii Christian appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 29, 1995 Leach, L.C. [10973], Mozambique K000210326
    Jul 8, 1993 Greenway, P. [8346], Tanzania K000210328
    Feb 5, 1987 Brass, L.J. [16273], Malawi K000210324
    Feb 5, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11481], Mozambique K000210327
    Feb 5, 1987 Richards, H.M. [16561], Malawi K000210322
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10827], Tanzania 4368.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10413], Tanzania 5406.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10827], Tanzania K000210329
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10413], Tanzania K000210334
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10413], Tanzania K000210333
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10413], Tanzania K000210336
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10413], Tanzania K000210335
    Reynolds, G.W. [8696], Tanzania K000210330
    Reynolds, G.W. [8696], Tanzania K000210331
    Brummitt [15665], Malawi 29047.631
    Richards, H.M. [16771], Malawi K000210325
    Moriarty, A. [619], Malawi K000210323
    Harris, T. [286], Mozambique K000499568
    Harris, T. [286], Mozambique K000499567
    Harris, T. [286], Mozambique K000613361
    Harris, T. [287], Mozambique K000499583
    Harris, T. [287], Mozambique K000499584
    Harris, T. [287], Mozambique K000613362
    Beecher, L.J. [5], Tanzania K000210332
    Timberlake, J. [5022], Mozambique K000499563
    Timberlake, J. [5022], Mozambique K000613401
    Timberlake, J. [5022], Mozambique K000499564
    Timberlake, J. [5022], Mozambique K000499565
    Timberlake, J. [5022], Mozambique K000499566
    Timberlake, J. [5013], Mozambique K000499569
    Timberlake, J. [5013], Mozambique K000499570
    Timberlake, J. [5013], Mozambique K000613392

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 6: 186 (1940)

    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.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • 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.
    • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Aloes Trop. Afr. & Madag.: 238 (1966).
    • Reynolds, Aloes of Nyasaland: 40 (1954)
    • Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 6:186 (1940);

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
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    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