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Published: 2021-10-04

Aloe ×selmarii (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae), a new nothospecies from South Africa, with A. davyana var. davyana and A. parvibracteata as parents

Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela University, P.O. Box 77000, Gqberha [Port Elizabeth], 6031 South Africa
Foundational Biodiversity Science Division, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001 South Africa. Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002 South Africa.
Aloe sect. Pictae north-central and eastern southern Africa Monocots

Abstract

Aloe ×selmarii (Asphodelaceae subfam. Alooideae), a hybrid between A. davyana var. davyana and A. parvibracteata, is described. Although the natural distribution ranges of the parent species do not overlap, this nothospecies is often encountered as a result of the cultivation of A. parvibracteata outside its natural range, in areas where A. davyana var. davyana occurs naturally.

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