Aloe succotrina (Asphodelaceae)

Walker, C. C.; Klopper, R. R.; Smith, G. F. and Condy, Gillian (2015). Aloe succotrina (Asphodelaceae). Flowering Plants of Africa, 64 pp. 26–40.


Aloe succotrina has a very long and complex taxonomic and nomenclatural history with wrong synonymy that is rivalled by few other aloes. This is mostly due to early authors wrongly assuming that this plant is from the Island of Socotra (Reynolds 1950). It has been in cultivation in Europe for over three hundred years, so consequently it is rather surprising that this iconic fynbos species has not featured in this journal until now.

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