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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe (Nyanga Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary, acaulescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, spreading; lamina to c. 25 cm long, 7–11 cm wide at the base, ovate-lanceolate, plus a dried twisted apical portion c. 10 cm long, dark green and conspicuously marked with transverse bands of elongated whitish spots on the upper surface, pale green and usually unspotted on the lower surface; margin with pungent deltoid red-brown teeth c. 6 mm long and 10–15 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence erect to 75 cm high; peduncle stout, 3–4(7)-branched, the lowest branch occasionally rebranched; branches curving upwards, subtended by scarious or often leafy bracts to 5 cm long, with racemes all ± at the same height, or the lateral ones slightly overtopping the terminal one, and with a few sterile scarious bracts below each raceme. Racemes 3–4 × 10–12 cm, broadly capitate-corymbose, very densely flowered; bracts 15–20 × 4–6 mm, ovate-acuminate, scarious, many-nerved; pedicels 30–40 mm long elongating to 50 mm or more in fruit.
    Perianth
    Perianth bright orange-red, 35–40 mm long, c. 9 mm in diameter across the ovary, abruptly constricted just above then gradually widening, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for c. one-quarter, tips spreading.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Aloe collina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Leach, L.C. [269], Zimbabwe K000256577 holotype
    Leach, L.C. [269], Zimbabwe K000256578 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 51: 781 (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
    • Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide: 1-720. Kew Publishing, 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/
    © 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