African Plant Database


Aloe L.
Family : Aloaceae
Family (APGIII) : XANTHORRHOEACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 319 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Guillauminia A. Bertrand (1956)
=Lemeea P.V. Heath (1993)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Ecology : A genus of ± 600 species to which more than 1000 names (1250 according to the Aloe database; cf. Taxon 59: 1945, 2010)
  a prominent component of the landscape throughout its distribution range
  Africa (majority of species), Arabian Peninsula, Socotra, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 42, 293 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 575 (1997).
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2001). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 12(3):
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 245 (2012).
  • Cole T & T. Forrest (2017). Aloe of Uganda, a field guide. Oakleigh Press

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ruch, N, T. McCoy & O. Grace (2013). the genus Aloe L.(Xanthorrhoeaceae) in Djibouti. Bradleya 31: 15-24

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 19 (1980).
  • Klopper, R.R., Matos, S., Figueiredo, E, & G.F.Smith (2009). Aloe in Angola (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) Bothalia 39(1): 19-35
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 73

Bibliography other :
  • Haseltonia 16: 16-53 (2010).
  • Grace, O.M., R.R. Kopper, G.F.Smith & al. (2013). A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae). Phytotaxa 76(1): 7-14 
 
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Record n°187962 modified 2009-07-29
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