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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Namuli Mountains).

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

Habit
Perennial herb, suckering to produce dense clusters of erect stems.
Stem
Stems 10–15 cm long and 1–1.5 cm in diameter.
Leaves
Leaves rosulate, weakly erect then arching downwards, grass-like, 25–45 cm × c. 5(10) mm, linear, slightly channelled on upper surface, slightly fleshy, uniformly green, white-spotted near the base with spots scattered on the upper surface and more densely so on the lower surface; margin very narrowly cartilaginous, with minute teeth 1–2 mm apart.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple, erect to 30–50 cm high rarely more; peduncle with a few sterile, ovate, brownish bracts below the raceme, 2–3 cm apart. Raceme 10–20 × 5 cm, conical-cylindric, laxly flowered; bracts 10–15 × 5–7 mm, ovate-acuminate, reddish-brown; pedicels 12–18 mm long, with pendent flowers.
Perianth
Perianth scarlet, greenish-tipped, 25–30 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric-trigonous, narrowing towards the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free almost to the base with tips very slightly spreading.
Reproductive morphology
Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique

Aloe torrei I.Verd. & Christian appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach, L. C. [11479], Mozambique K000196096
Leach, L. C. [11479], Mozambique K000196097

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 25: 987 (1946)

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.

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