1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe zebrina Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form groups of plants of varying size, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a compact rosette, spreading; lamina 15–35 cm long, 6–7 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate, usually dried and twisted at the apex, dull dark green, with transverse bands of conspicuous whitish oblong spots on the upper surface, and conspicuously or more usually obscurely spotted on the lower surface; margin with stout pungent red-brown teeth 4–7 mm long, 1–1.5 cm apart; sap drying purple.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect, 0.75–2 m high; peduncle 4–12-branched, with the lowermost branches often rebranched; branches sub-erect, subtended by scarious or sometimes leafy bracts 1–4 cm long. Racemes 30–40 × 6 cm, cylindric, laxly flowered; bracts 6–15 mm long, linear-lanceolate, scarious; pedicels 6–12 mm long, elongating to 15–20 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth dull-red to pinkish-red or coral-coloured with segment margins paler to ± halfway, 25–35 mm long, c. 8 mm in diameter across the ovary, abruptly constricted just above, then widening and becoming slightly decurved, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for one-quarter to one-third with tips spreading slightly.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule 25–30 × 14 mm, oblong-ovoid, yellowish-grey.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3.5 × 6.5 mm, blackish-brown with pale brown wings.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Free State, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Aloe zebrina Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 9, 1995 Leach, L.C. [11098], Zambia K000390951
    Mar 9, 1995 Leach, L.C. [11098], Zambia K000390952
    Mar 9, 1995 Mutimushi, J.M. [3481], Zambia K000390950
    Mar 1, 1995 Reynolds, G.W. [6676], Mozambique K000390943
    Mar 1, 1995 Leach, L.C. [403], Mozambique K000390941
    Mar 1, 1995 Leach, L.C. [391], Malawi K000390945
    Mar 1, 1995 Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000256548 holotype
    Mar 1, 1995 Carter [2729], Zimbabwe K000390986
    Mar 1, 1995 Brenan, J.P.M. [7665], Zambia K000390965
    Mar 1, 1995 Brenan, J.P.M. [7665], Zambia K000390966
    Mar 1, 1995 Richards, H.M. [12824], Zambia K000390957
    Mar 1, 1995 Craster, O. [158], Zimbabwe K000390983
    Mar 1, 1995 Kirk, T. [59], Mozambique K000390942
    Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [9079], Zimbabwe K000390973
    Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [9295], Zimbabwe K000390975
    Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [10718], Botswana K000391003
    Feb 27, 1995 Carter [2724], Zimbabwe K000390987
    Feb 27, 1995 Carter [2724], Zimbabwe K000390988
    Feb 27, 1995 Long, D.G. [45], Botswana K000391000
    Feb 27, 1995 Smith, P.A. [880], Botswana K000390999
    Feb 27, 1995 Terry, J. [171], Botswana K000391005
    Feb 27, 1995 Merwe, F.V.D. van der [1340], Botswana K000390989
    Mar 1, 1994 Gairdner, A.E. [525], Zambia K000390964
    Jul 1, 1987 Reynolds [8633], Malawi K000390944
    Feb 11, 1987 Whellan, J.A. [1036], Zimbabwe K000390985
    Feb 11, 1987 Gossweiler, J. [3704], Angola K000391014
    Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391011
    Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391012
    Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391013
    Feb 11, 1987 Erens, J. [2829], Botswana K000390995
    Jan 27, 1987 Robinson, E.A. [633], Zambia K000390959
    Jan 27, 1987 Fanshawe, D.B. [6471], Zambia K000390962
    Jan 27, 1987 Fanshawe, D.B. [6471], Zambia K000390963
    Jan 27, 1987 Reynolds, G.W. [9406], Angola K000391016
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [10725], Zimbabwe K000390971
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [179], Zimbabwe K000390972
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [179], Zimbabwe K000390976
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [328], Zimbabwe K000390979
    Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [9945], Zimbabwe K000390980
    Jan 27, 1987 Plowes, D.C.H. [2842], Zimbabwe K000390977
    Jan 27, 1987 Richards, H.M. [14914], Zambia K000390956
    Jan 27, 1987 Pearson, H.H.W. [2145], Angola K000391009
    Jan 27, 1987 Wellman, F.C. [1906], Angola K000391006
    Jan 27, 1987 Wellman, F.C. [1906], Angola K000391007
    Jan 27, 1987 Rensberg, H.J. van [2896], Zambia K000390958
    Jan 7, 1987 Codd, L.E. [7273], Zambia K000390969
    Jan 7, 1987 Brenan, J.P.M. [7651], Zambia K000390967
    Jun 5, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [3781], Zambia K000390948
    Jun 5, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [3781], Zambia K000390949
    May 21, 1985 Kirk, J.W.C. [98], South Africa K000391033
    May 6, 1985 Couto, C. [192], Angola K000391008
    May 3, 1985 Richards, H.M. [14611], Botswana K000390996
    Apr 29, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [2496], South Africa K000391030
    Apr 29, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [2496], South Africa K000391031
    Apr 29, 1985 Leach, L.C. [50], South Africa K000391029
    Apr 22, 1985 Long, F.R. [1143], South Africa K000391034
    Apr 22, 1985 Rodin, R.J. [9231], Namibia K000391026
    Apr 22, 1985 s.coll. [9894], Namibia K000391019
    Apr 22, 1985 s.coll. [4], South Africa K000391020
    Apr 18, 1985 s.coll. [3027], South Africa K000391018
    Apr 18, 1985 Oberdieck, W.E. [2242], South Africa K000391028
    Apr 18, 1985 Brownless [313/29], Namibia K000391032
    Nov 2, 1972 Milne-Redhead, E. [4366], Zambia K000390946
    Nov 2, 1972 Milne-Redhead, E. [4366], Zambia K000390947
    Milne-Redhead, E. [S13], Zambia 21986.000
    Brenan, J.P.M. [7651], Zambia 15141.000
    Fanshawe, D.B. [7929], Zambia K000390954
    Fanshawe, D.B. [7929], Zambia K000390955
    Story, R. [4995], Botswana K000390994
    Story, R. [6268], South Africa K000391023
    Pillans, N.S. [99], South Africa K000391035
    Pillans, N.S. [99], South Africa K000391036
    Reynolds, G.W. [8987], Zambia K000390960
    Reynolds, G.W. [8987], Zambia K000390961
    Leach, L.C. [9871], Zimbabwe K000390970
    Leach, L.C. [329], Zimbabwe K000390978
    Leach, L.C. [10720], Zimbabwe K000390981
    Leach, L.C. [10720], Zimbabwe K000390982
    Leach, L.C. [93], Botswana K000391004
    Richards, M. [14899], Botswana K000390990
    Wild, H. [5170], Botswana K000391002
    Plowes, D.C.H. [1864], Zimbabwe K000390974
    Pearson [s.n.], Angola K000391010
    Welwitsch [3724], Angola K000256554 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [3725], Angola K000256553 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [3720], Angola K000256552 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [3721], Angola K000256551 Unknown type material
    Welwitsch [3722], Angola K000256550 Unknown type material
    Richards, H.M. [14675], Botswana K000390997
    Lugard [2], Botswana K000256549 holotype
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [99], South Africa K000391027
    Methuen, P.A. [81], Zimbabwe K000390984
    Giess, W. [14241], Namibia K000523942
    Giess, W. [11482], Namibia K000391025
    Smith, P.A. [1249], Botswana K000390991
    Smith, P.A. [1249], Botswana K000390992
    Smith, P.A. [2740], Botswana K000390998
    Winter, B. de [2566], South Africa K000391022
    Winter, B. de [4838], Namibia K000391024
    Brown, R.C. [8796], Botswana K000391001
    Skarpe, C. [265], Botswana K000390993
    s.coll. [9192], Angola K000391017
    s.coll. [966], South Africa K000391021
    Monteira, J.J. [s.n.], Angola K000391015

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1: 264 (1878)

    Accepted by

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E., Klopper, R.R. & Crouch, N.R. (2012). Summer-flowering species of Aloe L. (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) in the Aloe zebrina-complex from South Africa Bradleya. Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society 30: 155-166.
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S. Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39: 19-35.
    • 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
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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