1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe torrei I.Verd. & Christian

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

    [FZ]

    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.

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    Distribution

    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.

    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