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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Malawi to NE. KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form large groups of plants.
    Stem
    Stems to 20 cm long, decumbent.
    Leaves
    Leaves laxly crowded at the stem apices, spreading and recurved; lamina 30–50 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, dark glossy green with numerous elongated whitish spots on both surfaces; margin with pale cartilaginous deltoid teeth 1–1.5 mm long and 5–10 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence to 1–2 m long; peduncle slender, weak and supported by surrounding vegetation, 5–9-branched at the uppermost 30–50 cm; branches obliquely spreading, widely spaced, subtended by deltoid scarious many-nerved bracts c. 12 × 12 mm. Racemes 5–15 × 5 cm, cylindrical, very laxly flowered; bracts 4–6 × 4 mm, ovate, papery, whitish with darker nerves; pedicels 7–10 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth salmon-pink striped greenish longitudinally, green-tipped in bud, 25–30 mm long, c. 6 mm in diameter across the ovary, tapering slightly at the base, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for ± one-quarter with spreading tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 6 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe suffulta Reynolds appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 10, 1987 Leach, L.C. [12264], Mozambique K000210337
    Feb 10, 1987 Plowes, D.C.H. [2515], Zimbabwe K000210343
    Feb 10, 1987 Wild, H [3502], Zimbabwe K000210342
    Feb 10, 1987 Wild, H [3502], Zimbabwe K000210341
    Feb 10, 1987 Wild, H [3502], Zimbabwe K000210339
    Feb 10, 1987 Wild, H [3502], Zimbabwe K000210340
    Wild, H. [28287], Zimbabwe 2332.000
    Reynolds, G.W. [2457], Mozambique K000210338 isotype

    First published in J. S. African Bot. 3: 151 (1937)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.

    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