Swaziland's Flora Database:
Aloe arborescens Mill.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
South Africa from the Cape through Swaziland to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Aloe arborescens - Robust, much branched shrub, reaching 3 m high, often spreading widely. Stem may be 30 cm diam at base. Branches end in large rosettes of numerous leaves which persist long after drying; they spread wide, often recurving, tapering gradually from base to apex, up to 60 cm long x 8 cm wide, without spots; margins with numerous rather broad, blunt teeth averaging 1 cm apart. Inflorescences simple or slightly branched, turning erect, with several loose bracts; flowers crowded, stalks up to 4 cm long, perianth vermilion, 4 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)
Jeppe, B. (1969). South African Aloes. Purnell, Cape Town