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      A synoptic review of the aloes (Asphodelaceae, Alooideae) of KwaZulu-Natal, an ecologically diverse province in eastern South Africa

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          The KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa has a varied topography, geology and climate and presents diverse habitats that support a rich and diverse flora. Aloes are well represented in KwaZulu-Natal, with four genera [ Aloe L., Aloiampelos Klopper & Gideon F.Sm., Aloidendron (A.Berger) Klopper & Gideon F.Sm. and Aristaloe Boatwr. & J.C.Manning] and 49 taxa occurring in the province. Fourteen of these are endemic and eleven near-endemic to the province. A floristic treatment of the aloes of KwaZulu-Natal is presented in the form of a synoptic review. Included are an identification key to the aloes that occur naturally in the province, species-level distribution maps and accompanying images, so providing for the first time, an atlas of aloe occurrence in this part of the subcontinent.

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                Journal
                PhytoKeys
                PhytoKeys
                3
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:F7FCE910-8E78-573F-9C77-7788555F8AAD
                PhytoKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2011
                1314-2003
                2020
                12 March 2020
                : 142
                : 1-88
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Biosystematics and Biodiversity Collections Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0002 South Africa South African National Biodiversity Institute Pretoria South Africa
                [2 ] H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002 South Africa University of Pretoria Pretoria South Africa
                [3 ] Biodiversity Research, Monitoring and Assessment, South African National Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 52099, Berea Road, 4007 South Africa South African National Biodiversity Institute Durban South Africa
                [4 ] School of Chemistry & Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 4041 South Africa University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban South Africa
                [5 ] Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela University, P.O. Box 77000, Port Elizabeth, 6031 South Africa Nelson Mandela University Port Elizabeth South Africa
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Ronell R. Klopper ( R.Klopper@ 123456sanbi.org.za )

                Academic editor: L. Peruzzi

                Article
                48365
                10.3897/phytokeys.142.48365
                7082394
                Ronell R. Klopper, Neil R. Crouch, Gideon F. Smith, Abraham E. van Wyk

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Funding
                Funded by: University of Pretoria 501100001343 http://doi.org/10.13039/501100001343
                Categories
                Monograph
                Asphodelaceae
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Catalogues and Checklists
                Floristics & Distribution
                Identification key
                Taxonomy
                South Africa
                Lesotho and Swaziland

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