1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe wildii (Reynolds) Reynolds

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, or suckering shortly to produce a small cluster of stems.
    Stem
    Stems to c. 3 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves distichous, grass-like, 15–30(35) cm × 5–12(15) mm, linear, rather fleshy, brownish-green, white-spotted on the lower half, with spots scattered on the upper surface and more densely so on the lower surface; margins with minute white cartilaginous teeth 2–5 mm apart; apex apiculate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect to 50 cm high occasionally more; peduncle with a few small sterile ovate brownish bracts below the raceme, 15–20 mm apart. Raceme 5–7 × 5 cm, conical-cylindric, laxly flowered; bracts 5–8 × 3–4 mm, ovate-acuminate, papery; pedicels 12–20 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth orange-scarlet, green-tipped, 30–35 mm long, c. 7 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric, narrowing slightly towards the mouth, base tapering into the pedicel; outer segments free to the base with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule stipitate for 1.5–2 mm, c. 15 × 7 mm, ovoid, brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 × 3 mm, narrowly winged, black.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe wildii (Reynolds) Reynolds appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 18, 1994 Wild [3541], Zimbabwe K000256535 isotype
    Oct 17, 1994 Chase, N.C. [2946], Zimbabwe K000390906
    Oct 17, 1994 Munch, R.C. [7], Zimbabwe K000390905
    Plowes, D.C.H. [2128], Zimbabwe K000390907
    Plowes, D.C.H. [2128], Zimbabwe K000390908

    First published in Kirkia 4: 13 (1964)

    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.
    • 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/
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    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/
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