1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe parvibracteata Schönland

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, suckering to form large groups of plants, acaulescent or with a short thick stem to c. 5 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact flattened rosette, spreading widely; lamina 20–40 cm long, 3–8 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate, dark brownish-green, with conspicuous oblong whitish spots more or less in transverse bands on the upper surface, usually spotted on the lower surface; margin with pungent deltoid brown-tipped teeth 3–5 mm long, 8–15 mm apart; sap purplish.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, 0.5–1.5 m high; peduncle slender, 3–8-branched, the lowest branches occasionally rebranched; branches suberect, subtended by scarious bracts to 2 cm long. Racemes 10–20 × 7 cm, cylindric, laxly flowered; bracts c. 8–12 × 2 mm, linear-lanceolate; pedicels 8–14 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth dull-red with pale margins to the segments to ± halfway, 25–30 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, constricted just above then widening and becoming slightly decurved, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for one-third with widely spreading tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 25 × 11 mm, oblong-ovoid, greyish.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 2.5 × 6 mm, black with pale brown wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Introduced into:

    Queensland

    Aloe parvibracteata Schönland appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2009 Grace, O. [80], KwaZulu-Natal K000523951
    Grace, O. [80], South Africa 78037.000
    Grace, O. [79], South Africa 76678.000
    Grace, O. [78], South Africa 66775.000
    Monteiro [s.n.], Mozambique Aloe monteiroi K000256581 Unknown type material

    First published in Rec. Albany Mus. 2: 139 (1907)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • George, A.S. (ed.) (1986). Flora of Australia 46: 1-247. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • George, A.S. (ed.) (1986). Flora of Australia 46: 1-247. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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