Genus:
Aloe L.

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, solitary or suckering to form groups of plants of varying size, acaulescent.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology
Stamens and stigma slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 25–30 × 14 mm, oblong-ovoid, yellowish-grey.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 3.5 × 6.5 mm, blackish-brown with pale brown wings.

Native to:

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

English
Zebra Leaf Aloe

Aloe zebrina Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 9, 1995 Leach, L.C. [11098], Zambia K000390951 No
Mar 9, 1995 Leach, L.C. [11098], Zambia K000390952 No
Mar 9, 1995 Mutimushi, J.M. [3481], Zambia K000390950 No
Mar 1, 1995 Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000256548 holotype Yes
Mar 1, 1995 Kirk, T. [59], Mozambique K000390942 No
Mar 1, 1995 Brenan, J.P.M. [7665], Zambia K000390965 No
Mar 1, 1995 Brenan, J.P.M. [7665], Zambia K000390966 No
Mar 1, 1995 Carter [2729], Zimbabwe K000390986 No
Mar 1, 1995 Richards, H.M. [12824], Zambia K000390957 No
Mar 1, 1995 Leach, L.C. [403], Mozambique K000390941 No
Mar 1, 1995 Craster, O. [158], Zimbabwe K000390983 No
Mar 1, 1995 Leach, L.C. [391], Malawi K000390945 No
Mar 1, 1995 Reynolds, G.W. [6676], Mozambique K000390943 No
Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [9079], Zimbabwe K000390973 No
Feb 27, 1995 Long, D.G. [45], Botswana K000391000 No
Feb 27, 1995 Smith, P.A. [880], Botswana K000390999 No
Feb 27, 1995 Carter [2724], Zimbabwe K000390988 No
Feb 27, 1995 Terry, J. [171], Botswana K000391005 No
Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [9295], Zimbabwe K000390975 No
Feb 27, 1995 Carter [2724], Zimbabwe K000390987 No
Feb 27, 1995 Merwe, F.V.D. van der [1340], Botswana K000390989 No
Feb 27, 1995 Leach, L.C. [10718], Botswana K000391003 No
Mar 1, 1994 Gairdner, A.E. [525], Zambia K000390964 No
Jul 1, 1987 Reynolds [8633], Malawi K000390944 No
Feb 11, 1987 Erens, J. [2829], Botswana K000390995 No
Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391011 No
Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391012 No
Feb 11, 1987 Milne-Redhead, E. [4146], Angola K000391013 No
Feb 11, 1987 Whellan, J.A. [1036], Zimbabwe K000390985 No
Feb 11, 1987 Gossweiler, J. [3704], Angola K000391014 No
Jan 27, 1987 Richards, H.M. [14914], Zambia K000390956 No
Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [179], Zimbabwe K000390972 No
Jan 27, 1987 Plowes, D.C.H. [2842], Zimbabwe K000390977 No
Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [328], Zimbabwe K000390979 No
Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [9945], Zimbabwe K000390980 No
Jan 27, 1987 Pearson, H.H.W. [2145], Angola K000391009 No
Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [179], Zimbabwe K000390976 No
Jan 27, 1987 Fanshawe, D.B. [6471], Zambia K000390962 No
Jan 27, 1987 Rensberg, H.J. van [2896], Zambia K000390958 No
Jan 27, 1987 Wellman, F.C. [1906], Angola K000391007 No
Jan 27, 1987 Leach, L.C. [10725], Zimbabwe K000390971 No
Jan 27, 1987 Fanshawe, D.B. [6471], Zambia K000390963 No
Jan 27, 1987 Robinson, E.A. [633], Zambia K000390959 No
Jan 27, 1987 Reynolds, G.W. [9406], Angola K000391016 No
Jan 27, 1987 Wellman, F.C. [1906], Angola K000391006 No
Jan 7, 1987 Brenan, J.P.M. [7651], Zambia K000390967 No
Jan 7, 1987 Codd, L.E. [7273], Zambia K000390969 No
Jun 5, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [3781], Zambia K000390949 No
Jun 5, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [3781], Zambia K000390948 No
May 21, 1985 Kirk, J.W.C. [98], South Africa K000391033 No
May 6, 1985 Couto, C. [192], Angola K000391008 No
May 3, 1985 Richards, H.M. [14611], Botswana K000390996 No
Apr 29, 1985 Leach, L.C. [50], South Africa K000391029 No
Apr 29, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [2496], South Africa K000391031 No
Apr 29, 1985 Hutchinson, J. [2496], South Africa K000391030 No
Apr 22, 1985 s.coll. [9894], Namibia K000391019 No
Apr 22, 1985 Long, F.R. [1143], South Africa K000391034 No
Apr 22, 1985 Rodin, R.J. [9231], Namibia K000391026 No
Apr 22, 1985 s.coll. [4], South Africa K000391020 No
Apr 18, 1985 Oberdieck, W.E. [2242], South Africa K000391028 No
Apr 18, 1985 Brownless [313/29], Namibia K000391032 No
Apr 18, 1985 s.coll. [3027], South Africa K000391018 No
Nov 2, 1972 Milne-Redhead, E. [4366], Zambia K000390946 No
Nov 2, 1972 Milne-Redhead, E. [4366], Zambia K000390947 No
Brenan, J.P.M. [7651], Zambia 15141.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [S13], Zambia 21986.000 No
Lugard [2], Botswana K000256549 holotype Yes
Welwitsch [3724], Angola K000256554 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [3725], Angola K000256553 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [3720], Angola K000256552 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [3721], Angola K000256551 Unknown type material Yes
Welwitsch [3722], Angola K000256550 Unknown type material Yes
Reynolds, G.W. [8987], Zambia K000390960 No
Leach, L.C. [329], Zimbabwe K000390978 No
Smith, P.A. [1249], Botswana K000390991 No
Smith, P.A. [2740], Botswana K000390998 No
Brown, R.C. [8796], Botswana K000391001 No
Story, R. [6268], South Africa K000391023 No
Pillans, N.S. [99], South Africa K000391036 No
Methuen, P.A. [81], Zimbabwe K000390984 No
s.coll. [9192], Angola K000391017 No
Winter, B. de [2566], South Africa K000391022 No
Leach, L.C. [10720], Zimbabwe K000390981 No
Plowes, D.C.H. [1864], Zimbabwe K000390974 No
Pillans, N.S. [99], South Africa K000391035 No
Giess, W. [14241], Namibia K000523942 No
Richards, M. [14899], Botswana K000390990 No
Pearson [s.n.], Angola K000391010 No
Leach, L.C. [93], Botswana K000391004 No
Leach, L.C. [9871], Zimbabwe K000390970 No
Smith, P.A. [1249], Botswana K000390992 No
Leach, L.C. [10720], Zimbabwe K000390982 No
Monteira, J.J. [s.n.], Angola K000391015 No
s.coll. [966], South Africa K000391021 No
Story, R. [4995], Botswana K000390994 No
Winter, B. de [4838], Namibia K000391024 No
Reynolds, G.W. [8987], Zambia K000390961 No
Wild, H. [5170], Botswana K000391002 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [7929], Zambia K000390955 No
Richards, H.M. [14675], Botswana K000390997 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [7929], Zambia K000390954 No
Pole-Evans, I.B. [99], South Africa K000391027 No
Giess, W. [11482], Namibia K000391025 No
Skarpe, C. [265], Botswana K000390993 No

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

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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S. Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39: 19-35.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

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