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Aloe burgersfortensis (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae): a distinctive, winter-flowering maculate aloe endemic to the southeastern Limpopo and northwestern Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa

Ria Olivier Herbarium, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela University, P.O. Box 77000, Gqeberha, 6031 South Africa
Ria Olivier Herbarium, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela University, P.O. Box 77000, Gqeberha, 6031 South Africa
Foundational Biodiversity Sciences Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa, H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028 South Africa
Aloe parvibracteata taxonomy typification Monocots


Aloe burgersfortensis (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae), which generally has been included in the synonymy of A. parvibracteata since 2000, is formally reinstated as an accepted species that is endemic to the southeastern Limpopo and northwestern Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. Aloe burgersfortensis differs from A. parvibracteata in several vegetative and reproductive morphological characters so warranting its recognition at the rank of species; the differences are quantified and discussed. The typification of the name A. burgersfortensis is reinterpreted and corrected. Both A. burgersfortensis and A. parvibracteata are illustrated and an amplified description is provided for A. burgersfortensis.


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