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Species Information
 

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Aloe albida (Stapf) Reynolds
(name current 2016)
inhlaba
inhlatjana
Inhlatjane

Asphodelaceae

Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule A
Medicinal

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.

Regional distribution:
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.


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References

Jeppe, B. (1969). South African Aloes. Purnell, Cape Town