1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe fimbrialis S.Carter

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Zambia (Barotseland).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent with fleshy leaves in a compact rosette, the expanded bases of the leaves forming a bulb-like swelling below ground c. 5 cm in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves (only immature ones seen), up to 10 cm long, 2–3 cm wide toward the base, lanceolate, fleshy with a scabrid surface; margin very densely fimbriate, with flexible white cartilaginous teeth c. 1.5 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence simple, erect to 90 cm high; peduncle with several white, papery, sterile bracts below the raceme, the bracts to 3.5 cm long and 2–5 cm apart. Raceme 20–30 × 6 cm, cylindric, rather densely flowered, the buds enveloped by bracts; bracts 20–25 × 3–4 mm, linear-lanceolate, white, papery; pedicels 8–10 mm long, elongating to 15 mm in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth coral-pink, paler at the mouth, 30–35 mm long, c. 5 mm in diameter across the ovary, cylindric, widening slightly toward the mouth, base rounded; outer segments free for one-third with tips slightly spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma exserted c. 2 mm.
    Fruits
    Capsule 15 × 10 mm, ovoid, purplish-brown, glossy.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 × 3.5 mm, black with narrow pale buff wings.

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    Distribution

    Aloe fimbrialis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Fanshawe, D.B. [8938], Zambia K000256580 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 51: 779 (1996)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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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