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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form small groups of plants, acaulescent or with a stout stem to 20 cm tall clothed in dead leaf remains.
    Leaves
    Leaves in a dense rosette, spreading; lamina to c. 30 × 6–10 cm, ovate-lanceolate, usually withered and twisted in the apical c. 10 cm, dark greyish-green on the upper surface which is conspicuously marked with large elongated whitish spots often in transverse bands toward the base, pale milky-green on the lower surface and without spots but ± lineate and distinctly so near the margin; margin horny, reddish-brown, with pungent deltoid red-brown teeth c. 6 mm long, 8–15 mm apart.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–3, erect, 0.75–2 m high; peduncle 6–12(15)-branched, the lower branches sometimes rebranched; branches curving widely upwards, subtended by scarious, many-nerved bracts to c. 2.5 cm long. Racemes 3–5 × 7 cm, capitate, flat-topped in bud, densely flowered, with a few flowers more widely spaced at the base; bracts 8–15 mm long, linear-lanceolate, scarious; pedicels 18–28 mm long.
    Perianth
    Perianth pale pink, with paler margins to the segments running to the base of the perianth, 25–30 mm long, 6–7 mm in diameter across the ovary, constricted just above, then widening and becoming slightly decurved toward the mouth, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for up to one-third, with scarcely spreading tips.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and stigma scarcely exserted.
    Fruits
    Capsule and seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Aloe carnea S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zimbabwe 26197.000
    Leach [11135], Zimbabwe K000256576 holotype
    Methuen [412], Zimbabwe 27798.000
    Methuen, L [408], Zimbabwe 6797.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 51: 784 (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.

    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