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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or occasionally in small groups, rarely suckering, caulescent.
    Stem
    Stem simple, erect, up to 75(100) cm high, to 25 cm in diameter, covered with persistent withered leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, erect-spreading; lamina 40–50 cm long, 10–15 cm wide at the base, lanceolate-attenuate, often with a withered apex, thinly fleshy, light greyish-green, tinged pink in dry conditions, without spots, obscurely lineate; margin cartilaginous with pungent, orange deltoid teeth 2–4 mm long and 8–13 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences erect, 1–2 m tall above the leaf rosette; peduncle 4–8(11)-branched, the lowest branches occasionally rebranching; branches spreading, subtended by ovate scarious bracts up to c. 2 × 1.5 cm, with several sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 20–30 × 10 cm, cylindrical-acuminate, densely flowered, the buds covered by the bracts; bracts 15–20 × 8–10 mm, broadly ovate-lanceolate, scarious, many-nerved; pedicels 25–35 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright pinkish-red with a bloom, 28–35 mm long, 7–8 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free to the base, tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Aloe pretoriensis Pole-Evans appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [12], South Africa K000256655 Unknown type material

    First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 56: 105 (1914)

    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.

    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