The separate specifi c status of these plants was recently
confi rmed by Dr Norbert Hahn (pers. comm.). After extensive
fi eldwork in the Soutpansberg, he came to the conclusion
that populations hitherto regarded as A. maculata All.
from the Blouberg and Lejuma and A. swynnertonii from
the eastern Soutpansberg (Hahn 2002, 2006) are the same
taxon and represent extremes of a very polymorphic taxon.
This taxon is considered to be endemic to the Soutpansberg
region and is here described as Aloe hahnii Gideon F.Sm.