The natural hybrid between Aloe arborescens Mill. and A. chortolirioides A.Berger var. chortolirioides
(Asphodelaceae) is here formally described as a nothospecies, A. ×inopinata Gideon F.Sm., N.R.Crouch
& Oosth. The hybrid occurs at Kamhlabane, about 37 km [22 miles] east of Barberton, as well as at Twello
373JU in the Barberton district, Mpumalanga. It has been known in horticulture for many years, following
the introduction of wild-sourced material by Gilbert W. Reynolds.