1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe pienaarii Pole-Evans

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent or with a very short stem.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, stiffly erect; lamina up to 90 cm long, 12–15 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, dark greyish-green, tinged reddish in dry conditions, slightly rough on the surface, without spots; margin with pungent deltoid brown-tipped teeth 1–2 mm long and 4–6 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, erect, 1.25–1.75 m high; peduncle 4–8-branched; branches curving upwards, subtended by scarious deltoid bracts c. 20 × 20 mm, with a few sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 25–50 × 7 cm, narrowly cylindric-acuminate, very densely flowered, the buds covered by the bracts; bracts 17–22 × 12 mm, broadly ovate-acuminate, scarious, many-nerved; pedicels c. 20 mm long, elongating to 28 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright scarlet, green-tipped in bud, sometimes opening to yellow but the base remains red, 30–45 mm long, 9–10 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to the base, tips scarcely spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 3 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 25 × 13 mm, oblong-ovoid, dark yellowish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4 × 5 mm, black, with narrow speckled wings.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Aloe pienaarii Pole-Evans appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Africa 5: 27 (1915)

    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.

    Not accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Aloe cryptopoda.]
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Aloe cryptopoda.]

    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