Aloidendron (A.Berger) Klopper & Gideon F. Sm. - Tree Aloes

Grace, O.M., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Rønsted, N., Van Wyk, A.E. (2013) A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae) Phytotaxa 76(1) 7-14

Description of the genus

Dichotomously branched trees or large shrubs. Leaves borne in rosettes, unspotted; dried leaves not persistent. Inflorescence a branched panicle with cylindric racemes. Flowers cylindric to cylindric-ventricose, without a pronounced constriction above a bulbous basal swelling, yellow, orange or pink to red. Stamens and style straight, usually long-exserted; filaments glabrous. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds numerous.

Derivation of name: from the genus Aloe and the Greek dendron, tree, meaning ‘tree aloe'.

Worldwide: Confined to southern Africa with an outlier species in Somalia.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
barberae (Dyer) Klopper & Gideon F. Sm.MS,GI,MDescription
tongaense (Van Jaarsv.) Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.[NrEnd]GI,MImage

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aloidendron

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloidendron
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloidendron
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloidendron
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Wikipedia: Aloidendron

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Aloidendron., retrieved 23 February 2024

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