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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 3–5 m high, sparingly branched from near the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette at the apex of each branch, spreading, becoming recurved, persisting as dried leaf remains, but finally deciduous to leave the branch naked; lamina to c. 50 cm long, 8 cm wide at the base, lanceolate-attenuate, greyish-green, without spots, usually tinged pinkish-red; margin pinkish, cartilaginous with forward pointing teeth 1–1.5 mm long and 10–20 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–2 from each rosette, erect, up to 60 cm tall; peduncle very stout, 2–3-branched; branches subtended by broad, deltoid, scarious bracts c. 1.5 × 1.5 mm, with a few sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 10–12 × 10–14 cm, subcapitate, very densely flowered; bracts c. 14 × 12 mm, broadly ovate, scarious, pale brown, many-nerved; pedicels 30–40 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright orange-scarlet, 35–45 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, tapering into the base, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to the base, tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe munchii Christian appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 28: 1091 (1951)

    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
    • 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