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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Perennial herb, suckering to form dense groups of plants, acaulescent.
Leaves
Leaves in a dense rosette, erect-spreading but curving inwards in the dry season; lamina 20–35 cm long, 7–8 cm wide toward the base, ovate-lanceolate, greyish-green, with few to many large, elongated, whitish spots on both surfaces; margin with pungent deltoid brown-tipped teeth 2–3 mm long and 8–10(15) mm apart; sap yellow.
Inflorescences
Racemes 8–15 × 6 cm, subcapitate, very densely flowered; bracts 8–14 × 3–4 mm, ovate-lanceolate, buff with darker veining; pedicels held erect, 15–20 mm long, elongating to 30 mm in fruit. Inflorescence erect to 60 cm high; peduncle 1–3(6)-branched; branches spreading, with several sterile bracts below each raceme.
Perianth
Perianth bright coral-red, 30–35 mm long, c. 8 mm in diameter across the ovary, slightly narrowed above the ovary, then curved and widening toward the mouth, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for c. one-third, with tips scarcely spreading.
Reproductive morphology
Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
Fruits
Capsule stipitate for 1.5–3 mm, c. 20 × 12 mm, ovoid, dark yellowish-brown.
Seeds
Seeds 3.5 × 6–7 mm, blackish with broad sparsely speckled wings.

[FTEA]

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

Distribution
Range: Zaire (Shaba), Zambia and Malawi Flora districts: T4 T7

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Aloe mzimbana I.Verd. & Christian appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 21: 838 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Geerinck, D.J.L. (2015). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre - Rwanda - Burundi), n.s., Asphodelaceae: 1-43. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.
  • 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.
  • Carter, S. (1994). Aloaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-60.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Aloes Trop. Afr. & Madag.: 1ll (1966).
  • Reynolds, Aloes of Nyasaland: 26 (1954)
  • Fl. Pl. S. Afr. 21: t. 838 (1941);

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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