1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe welwitschii Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola (Huíla Plateau).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An acaulescent semi-succulent perennial herb from an underground bulb-like base.
    Bulbs
    Bulb 2–4 cm in diameter, obovoid-oblong, with several truncate membranous scales covering the inner loosely-packed expanded leaf bases.
    Roots
    Roots few, 5–6 mm thick.
    Leaves
    Leaves lengthening to 20 cm in height, 2–6 mm broad, linear, spotted at the base, with a persistent part 5–12 cm above the neck of the bulb; margins with minute cartilaginous densely crowded teeth, ± setose at the leaf base, the upper teeth recurved and up to 2 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 30–100 cm high. Raceme 5–20-flowered, 15–40 cm long, with flowers held erect; bracts 6–8 × 2–3 mm, pinkish-brown; pedicels c. 1 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth greenish-brown with free part of the segments papery-white, c. 15 mm long; tube cylindrical, c. 10 mm long and 2.5–3 mm in diameter across the ovary, narrowing slightly above, two-lipped, tips of the upper 3 segments erect, tips of the lower 3 segments recurved.
    Style
    Style c. 1.5 mm long, shorter than the stamens.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 3-angled, 25 × 7 mm, narrowing at the base and apex, greyish-brown.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

    Images

    Distribution

    Aloe welwitschii Klopper & Gideon F.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Saunders [9], South Africa Haworthia angolensis K000256773 Unknown type material
    Conrath, P. [645], South Africa Haworthia angolensis K000256772 Unknown type material

    First published in Phytotaxa 76: 12 (2013)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Zonneveld, B.J.M. & Fritz, G.P.J. (2010). Three species accepted in Chortolirion Berger (Xanthorrhoeaceae: Asphodeloideae) Bradleya. Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society 28: 27-36.

    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