1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe ortholopha Christian & Milne-Red.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe (Mvurwi Range).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, erect and slightly incurved; lamina 40–50 cm long, 10–14 cm wide toward the base, ovate-lanceolate, greenish-grey, tinged pinkish especially in dry conditions, without spots; margin pinkish, with pungent deltoid light brown teeth 2–3 mm long and 8–10 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1, occasionally 2, erect to c. 90 cm high; peduncle 1–4-branched; branches horizontally spreading subtended by scarious deltoid bracts c. 10 × 14 mm, with a few sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 30–40 × 4.5 cm, densely flowered, horizontal with the flowers secund along the upper side of the rhachis; bracts 10–15 × 5–6 mm, ovate-lanceolate, papery, whitish with darker nerves; pedicels c. 5 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth brilliant coral-red to orange, rarely yellow, 35–42 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, widening to c. 10 mm at the middle and narrowing to 7 mm at the mouth, cylindric-ellipsoid; outer segments free for c. three-quarters, with tips not recurved.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted 12–16 mm; stamens with purple filaments and orange anthers, stigma pale brownish.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Aloe ortholopha Christian & Milne-Red. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Agr. [1201], Zimbabwe K000256563 Unknown type material
    Agr. [1201], Zimbabwe K000256564 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 478 (1933)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
    © 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