1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe plowesii Reynolds

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to produce a cluster of 2–3 very short stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves rosulate, grass-like, 20–30 cm × 4–10 mm, linear, expanded at the base to 15 mm wide, slightly keeled beneath, rather fleshy, dull green, white-spotted on the basal half especially on the lower surface; margin with minute white cartilaginous teeth 2–5 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect, 30–45 cm high; peduncle with a few small, sterile, broadly ovate bracts below the raceme, up to 3 cm apart. Raceme 5–10 × 5–6 cm, cylindric to sub-capitate, ± laxly flowered; bracts 6–10 × 3–5 mm, ovate-acuminate, papery; pedicels 2–3 cm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth orange-scarlet, green-tipped, 30–35 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free to the base with tips scarcely spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe plowesii Reynolds appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 30: 71 (1964)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, 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