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Aloe castanea

Aloe castanea
Common names: cat's tail aloe (Eng.), katstertaalwyn (Afr.), borolo, suwopa, sekgopha (Northern Sotho)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... and R.R Klopper for providing the images. Aloe castanea is a perennial, evergreen, low growing, arborescent (tree-like) aloe or large shrub that grows 2 to 4 m tall, with a thick main stem, usually ...

02 / 03 / 2020 | Ntuthuko Mabuya | Pretoria NBG
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Aloe rupestris

Aloe rupestris
Common names: bottlebrush aloe, rock aloe (Eng); borselaalwyn, kraalaalwyn (Afr.); inhlaba (Siswati); uphondonde (isiXhosa); inkalane, uphondonde, umhlabanhazi (isi
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Christoffels, Geoff Nichols and Alice Notten Aloe rupestris plants usually stand tall on single-stemmed trunks 4–6 m ... (naturally opens to release seeds). Aloe rupestris is not endemic to South Africa, as it can also be found in ...

20 / 01 / 2020 | Jermaine Christoffels | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe spicata

Aloe spicata
Common names: Lebombo aloe, bottle-brush aloe, Gazaland aloe (Eng.); lebombo-aalwyn (Afr.); inhlaba (isiZulu), tshikhopa (Tshivenda)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... thanks Brian du Preez and Alice Notten for the pictures of Aloe spicata that illustrate this article. A loe spicata is ... and pollen, and thereby pollinate the flowers. Aloe Aloe spicata is an easy plant to grow and does not give problems ...

06 / 01 / 2020 | Thato Moeketsane | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe kniphofioides

Aloe kniphofioides
Common names: grass aloe, red poker grass aloe (Eng.); grasaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2019 Aloe kniphofioides is an indigenous succulent plant from the Aloe group that grows in the Grassland Biome. A. kniphofioides has a ...

11 / 11 / 2019 | Mpho Mathalauga | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Aloe pretoriensis

Aloe pretoriensis
Common names: Pretoria aloe (Eng.); Pretoria aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Reynolds and P. Joffe for habitat photographs. Aloe pretoriensis is a medium-sized, rosette-forming succulent, which can ... is in late autumn to winter (May–July). Aloe pretoriensis has a widespread distribution and occurs in the northern ...

07 / 10 / 2019 | Ntuthuko Mabuya | Pretoria NBG
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Aloe kamnelii

Aloe kamnelii
Common names: Doorn River aloe (Eng.); Doringrivier-aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... (August–October, in the southern hemisphere). Aloe kamnelii is only known from the Doorn River Valley between the Cedarberg ... Ruschia caroli and Tylecodon paniculatus . Aloe kamnelii proliferates from the base, forming dense groups. The succulent ...

09 / 07 / 2018 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe lineata var. muiri

Aloe lineata var. muirii
Common names: none
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Desert National Botanical Garden June 2018 Aloe lineata var. muirii is a succulent plant with a single or branched ... fully open, are pendent and unprotected. Aloe lineata var. muiri occurs in the Western Cape, from Ladismith to ...

04 / 06 / 2018 | Ricardo Riddles | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe reitzii var. vernalis

Aloe reitzii var. vernalis
Common names: Vryheid aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) December 2017   Aloe reitzii var. vernalis is a succulent that reaches about 500 mm ... open to release brown to black, mature seeds.  Aloe reitzii var reitzii differs from this variety in having larger ...

11 / 12 / 2017 | Hlengiwe Mtshali | CREW
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Aloe howmanii

Aloe howmanii
Common names: Howman’s cliff aloe (Eng.); waaier-grasaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... of the W. Cape. November 2017   Aloe howmanii is a cliff-hanging shrublet, branching from the base and ... (April to June in the southern hemisphere). Aloe howmanii is known only from the Chimanimani Mountains, in southeastern ...

06 / 11 / 2017 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe varimaculata

Aloe varimaculata
Common names: Humpata aloe (Eng.); Humpata-aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... University of the W. Cape. August 2017 Aloe varimaculata has an ascending to decumbent growth habit, branching from ... to early winter (May in the southern hemisphere). Aloe varimaculata is known only from the Angolan highlands in southwestern ...

28 / 08 / 2017 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe rouxii

Aloe rouxii
Common names: Low's Creek grass aloe (Eng.); grasaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... winter (April to June in the southern hemisphere). Aloe rouxii is known only from the upper mountain slopes, east of the Lows ... 800 to 1 200 m above sea level.  Companion species of Aloe rouxii noticed include, Aloe arborescens and A. spicata , ...

03 / 07 / 2017 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe reynoldsii

Aloe reynoldsii (Ernst van Jaarsveld)
Common names: yellow spineless aloe, Mbashe aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Pretoria National Botanical Garden May 2017   Aloe reynoldsii is a perennial succulent, with a short stem. The plant grows ... 220 mm long and 100 mm in diameter.  Aloe reynoldsii is only known from sheer, southeast- and south-facing, shale ...

29 / 05 / 2017 | Ntuthuko Mabuya | Pretoria NBG
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Aloe vanbalenii

Aloe vanbalenii
Common names: van balen's aloe, crawling octopus (Eng.); van-balen-se-aalwyn (Afr.); icenalamatshe, icenandhlovu (isiZulu); lihala (siSwati)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Garden May 2017 In time, the almost stemless Aloe vanbalenii forms short, robust creeping stems, developing into dense ... (June to August in the southern hemisphere). Aloe vanbalenii occurs in northern KwaZulu-Natal and in the southeastern part ...

22 / 05 / 2017 | Anelisiwe Nocwanya | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe succotrina

Aloe succotrina, growing in Kirstenbosch
Common names: fynbos aloe, mountain aloe (Eng.); bergaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden 19 December 2016   Aloe succotrina is a succulent shrub that can grow up to 1.5 m tall, but ... grows up to 1 m tall. Solitary specimens do occur, but this aloe is usually found in small to large, dense clumps. Plants are stemless when ...

19 / 12 / 2016 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Harold Porter NBG
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Aloe petricola

Aloe petricola in habitat
Common names: rock aloe (Eng.); rotsaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... October 2015 This is generally a stemless aloe, although very short stems have been found. It grows to between 450 and ... seeds which are enclosed in capsules.   Aloe petricola has a restricted range, found naturally only around Nelspruit ...

26 / 10 / 2015 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Aloe aculeata

Aloe aculeata
Common names: prickly aloe (Eng.); ngopane, sekope (Sepedi)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Garden October  2015 This succulent, stemless aloe forms a single rosette of up to 1 m high and wide. The long, relatively ... of approximately 6 mm long and 3 mm in diameter. Aloe aculeata is naturally distributed throughout certain parts of the ...

19 / 10 / 2015 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Aloe striata subsp. karasbergensis

Rosette of Aloe striata subsp. karasbergensis
Common names: Karasberg aloe (Eng.); Karasbergaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Werner Voigt Karoo Desert NBG March 2015 Aloe striata subsp. karasbergensis is a low-growing, single to branched, ... slight basal swelling, and are a dull red colour. Aloe striata subsp. karasbergensis is found in the Desert, Succulent ...

02 / 03 / 2015 | Werner Voigt | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe mudenensis

Aloe mudenensis
Common names: Muden aloe; kleinaalwyn (Afr.); icena (IsiZulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... - Natal NBG November 2014 Aloe mudenensis is an evergreen succulent that is short-stemmed, reaching up ... scattered spots, especially on the upper surface. Aloe mudenensis inflorescence is branched, with up to 8 racemes, up to 1 m ...

24 / 11 / 2014 | Ntokoza Nkosi | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Aloe catengiana

Aloe catengiana, flowerhead. (Image Duke Benadon)
Common names: Catengue-aloe, Catengue-aalwyn, okandolle (umbundu tongue).
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Garden February 2008, Updated May 2014 Aloe catengiana is a scrambling shrub, mainly branched from the base, forming ... midwinter (August) in the southern hemisphere. Aloe catengiana is known only from the Catengue Railway Station in ...

12 / 05 / 2014 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe huntleyana

Aloe huntleyana
Common names: Huntley aloe (Eng.); Huntley-aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... in open flowers. Capsules are rounded elongate. Aloe huntleyana is confined to the quartzitic sandstone escarpment margin ... crevices or screes where fire cannot reach them. Aloe huntleyana flowers during autumn (April to June). Plants are pollinated ...

06 / 05 / 2014 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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