1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe swynnertonii Rendle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, spreading; lamina 35–75 cm long or more, 7–10 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate-attenuate, often with a withered apical portion, fleshy, darkish green, with oblong whitish spots on the upper surface, distinctly lineate and lightly spotted to unspotted on the lower surface; margin with pungent reddish-brown teeth 3–4 mm long and 10–25 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, to 1–2 m high, occasionally more; peduncle usually up to 12-branched with the lowest branches often rebranching; branches curving upwards, subtended by scarious bracts to 4 cm long, with the upper racemes more or less on a level with the terminal one, and usually with 1–2 sterile bracts below each raceme. Racemes 3–6 × 6–9 cm, capitate, densely flowered, but often with 1–3 pedicels arising separately 1–3 cm below the compact head; bracts 8–20 × 3 mm, lanceolate-acuminate; pedicels 20–35 mm long, elongating to 30–40 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth orange-red to pinkish-red, 25–35 mm long, c. 8 mm in diameter across the ovary, constricted just above then gradually widening and slightly curved, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for c. one-third with tips scarcely spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 24 × 12 mm, oblong-ovoid, dark yellowish-grey.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3 × 4.5 mm, black, with buff, speckled wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe swynnertonii Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 20, 1994 Leach, L.C. [294], Zimbabwe K000210402
    Dec 20, 1994 Leach, L.C. [294], Zimbabwe K000210401
    Dec 20, 1994 Leach, L.C. [445], Zimbabwe K000210396
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [9033], Zimbabwe K000210405
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [11141], Zimbabwe K000210403
    Jan 27, 1987 Plowes, D.C.H. [2846], Zimbabwe K000210404
    Jan 27, 1987 Plowes, D.C.H. [3210], Zimbabwe K000210397
    Apr 18, 1985 s.coll. [86], South Africa K000385760
    Sep 16, 1966 Hutchinson, G. [4333], South Africa K000385761
    Sep 16, 1966 Hutchinson, G. [4333], South Africa K000385762
    Reynolds, G.W. [2501], South Africa K000385758
    Reynolds, G.W. [2501], South Africa K000385759
    Carter [2726], Zimbabwe K000210399
    Carter [2703], Zimbabwe K000210398
    Plowes, D.C.H. [3470], Zimbabwe K000210400
    Swynnerton, C.F.M. [722], Zimbabwe K000210406 Unknown type material
    Gilliland, H.B. [482], Zimbabwe K000210395
    Meeuse, A.D.J. [10343], South Africa K000385757
    Grace, O. [59], South Africa 78028.000

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 40: 215 (1911)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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