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Aloe chortolirioides A.Berger var. chortolirioides
(name current 2016)
(Aloe chortolirioides var. boastii)
Growth form: Dwarf shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN B1B2abC2a
Distribution: Bulembu area, Barberton Mountains, Malolotja, Hawane Waterfall, Piggs Peak (gold mine)
On rocky open outcops. Is a fire dependent species. listed as Rare for Swaziland in previous RDLs. The red form is found in the Bulembu area. Common between
Bulembu (Swaziland) and Barberton Mountains (South Africa). Generally known from Limpopo Province and Mpumalanga in South Africa.
Synonyms: Aloe chortolirioides A.Berger var. boastii (Letty) Reynolds
Eastern Transvaal (Barberton mountains) and Swaziland.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Aloe chortolirioides - Shrublet, branching or densely tufted; stems often more than 3 cm diam. Leaves numerous, slender, erect, up to 30 cm long x c 3 mm wide, unspotted (sometimes with few spots below), edged with minute white teeth. Inflorescence little taller than leaves, its stalk with few membranous pointed bracts; flowers in dense terminal clusters, somewhat elongating; stalks erect, c 3 cm long, perianth spreading or hanging, scarlet, green-tipped, c 3 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Jeppe, B. (1969). South African Aloes. Purnell, Cape Town