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Aloe albida (Stapf) Reynolds
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN B1B2cde
Endemism: Near endemic
Distribution: Malolotja, Piggs Peak
Tips into Swaziland from the Barberton area in South Africa. Barberton is the type locality. Apparently only one locality outside Swaziland.
Tips into Swaziland from the Barberton area in South Africa.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Aloe albida - A small “stemless” plant. Leaves erect, narrow, scarcely succulent, less than 15 cm long x 5 mm broad, without spots, with very small close-set white teeth along edges. Inflorescence just overtops leaves, axis bearing several clasping bracts; flowers few in compact head; perianth about 2 cm long, ivory or greenish white, slightly upturned at tip, somewhat two-lipped.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Jeppe, B. (1969). South African Aloes. Purnell, Cape Town