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Species Information
 

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Aloe integra Reynolds
(name current 2016)
Inhlaba
lisheshelu

Asphodelaceae

Growth form: Dwarf shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Threats: Afforestation Distribution: Malolotja, Usuthu Forests, 3 km east of Mankanyane Was previously thought to be Rare in Swaziland. Usuthu Forest subpopulation is healthy with well over 500 individuals. Is a forestry conservation site. Identified as area worthy of protection.

Regional distribution:
Eastern Transvaal from Lydenburg to Amsterdam, and Swaziland

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Aloe integra - Short-stemmed with rosette of semi-erect leaves up to c 20 cm long, gradually tapering from base c 2,5 cm wide, unspotted, with very narrow white edge fringed with minute soft white teeth. lnflorescence up to 60 cm high; bracts membranous very long-pointed, with a terminal tuft, often turning purplish. Flowers densely clustered, stalks 2 cm long; perianth c 2,5 cm long with a shortly narrowed base, all segments free to base, yellow or orange, green-tipped.

* 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