1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe nuttii Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to produce a cluster of 2–12 stems.
    Stem
    Stems up to 20 cm long and 1.5–3 cm thick.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate, erect, grass-like, 40–50 cm long, linear, c. 1.5 cm wide, expanded to c. 4 cm wide at the base, tapering towards the apex, channelled on the upper surface, ± fleshy, bright green, white-spotted towards the base especially on the lower surface and occasionally spinulescent; margin with minute white cartilaginous teeth crowded at the leaf base, the teeth usually obsolescent towards the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect to 60–80 cm high; peduncle with large, orange-brown, sterile, papery bracts on the upper half, 2–4 cm apart. Raceme 15–25 × 8 cm, cylindric, ± densely flowered, with overlapping bracts in bud; bracts 1.5–2.5 × 1–2 cm, broadly ovate, apex acute; pedicels 2.5–3 cm long, elongating to 4 cm in fruit, red-tinged.
    Perianth
    Perianth coral-pink to orange-red, green-tipped, 35–40 mm long, 7–9 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing towards the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free for one-third to three-quarters with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens scarcely exserted, reddish, style a little longer.
    Fruits
    Capsule stipitate for 1 mm, c. 2.5 × 1 mm, ovoid, buff.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3.5 × 5 mm, dark brown, narrowly winged.
    [FTEA]

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

    Distribution
    Range: Malawi, Zambia, southern Zaire and eastern Angola Flora districts: T4 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Aloe nuttii Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10994], Tanzania 4370.000
    Bullock, A.A. [2615], Zambia 4369.000
    Leedal, G.P. [5300], Tanzania 50940.000
    Cribb [11271], Tanzania 42547.000
    Baum, H. [698], Angola K000256545 isotype
    Nutt, W.H. [s.n.], Zambia K000256544 syntype
    Carson, A. [29], Zambia K000256543 syntype

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 26: t. 2513 (1897)

    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.
    • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S. Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39: 19-35.
    • 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
    • Fl. S. Tanz.: 187 (1982).
    • Reynolds, Aloes Trop. Afr. & Madag.: 32 (1966);
    • Fl. Pl. S. Afr. 20, L 762 (1940);
    • Contr. Fl. Katanga: 29 (1921).
    • E.P. 38: 170 (1908).
    • E.P. 38:170 (1908);
    • Kunene-Sambesi-Exped.: 189 (1903);
    • F.T.A. 7:457 (1898);
    • Hook., Ic. Pl. 26, t. 2513 (1897)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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