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Aloe reitzii var. reitzii

Aloe reitzii var. reitzii
Common names: Reitz' aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Sisulu National Botanical Garden March 2001 Aloe reitzii var. reitzii is a robust and spectacular aloe species which comes from the grassland areas of Mpumalanga.  This ...

12 / 03 / 2001 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe cooperi

Aloe cooperi
Common names: isiPutumane / isiPhukutwane (isiZulu), Cooper's aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2001 Aloe cooperi grows singly or in small groups from offshoots at ground level. ... down. The inflorescence is simple and bold. The flowers of Aloe cooperi vary in colour from greenish-cream to apricot and salmon pink. ...

26 / 03 / 2001 | Thompson T Mutshinyalo | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe mutabilis

Aloe mutabilis
Family: Asphodelaceae

... June 2001 What was previously known as Aloe mutabilis is a beautiful aloe with a trailing stem up to 1 metre long with offshoots. Its stem hangs ...

18 / 06 / 2001 | Thompson T Mutshinyalo | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe pluridens

Aloe pluridens
Common names: French aloe (Eng.), Fransaalwyn, garaa (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... 2015       This is a tall, slender aloe, 2-3 m tall, occasionally reaching up to 5 or 6 m high. It has large ... in autumn and winter, from May to July. Aloe pluridens occurs naturally in a broad coastal belt from the Humandsorp ...

09 / 07 / 2001 | Alice Notten | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe ferox

Aloe ferox
Common names: bitter aloe, red aloe (English); bitteraalwyn, bergaalwyn (Afrikaans); iNhlaba (Zulu); iKhala (Xhosa)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden July 2001   The bitter aloe will reach 2-3 metres in height with the leaves arranged in a rosette. The ... of the country this may be delayed until September. This aloe forms a beautiful display and attracts many bird species such as sunbirds, ...

23 / 07 / 2001 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe striata

Aloe striata
Common names: Coral Aloe (English); Blouaalwyn (Afrikaans)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Sisulu National Botanical Garden July 2001 Aloe striata  is a stemless aloe with blue green leaves. Attractive coral red flowers are borne during the ...

30 / 07 / 2001 | Andrew Hankey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe verecunda

Aloe verecunda
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Sisulu National Botanical Garden December 2001 Aloe verecunda plants form dense clumps up to about 30 cm high. The narrow ... margins of the leaves are armed with soft white teeth. Aloe verecunda is deciduous and loses all its leaves in winter. New leaves ...

24 / 12 / 2001 | Sharon Turner | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe peglerae

Aloe peglerae
Common names: Vuurpylaalwyn
Family: Asphodelaceae

... February 2002 Aloe peglerae is a small, stemless aloe, which grows on the north facing slopes of the Magaliesberg and ...

18 / 02 / 2002 | Thompson T Mutshinyalo | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloe polyphylla

Aloe polyphylla
Common names: spiral aloe (English); kroonaalwyn (Afrikaans); lekhala kharatsa (seSotho)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... March 2002 The most striking feature of this aloe is the perfect spiral in which the leaves are arranged. This may be ... usually flower in spring and early summer. Aloe polyphylla  grows in high altitude grassland, between 2000 and 2500 ...

04 / 03 / 2002 | Alice Aubrey | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Aloidendron barberae

Aloidendron barberae in Kirstenbosch
Common names: tree aloe (Eng.); boomaalwyn, mikaalwyn (Afr.); ikhala (Xhosa); umgxwala, indlabendlazi, impondonndo, inkalane-enkulu (Zulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Aloidendron barberae  is Africa's largest aloe reaching up to 15 m in height and 0.9 m in stem diameter. The branching is ... and release their seed which is wind dispersed. Aloe Aloidendron barberae is easily cultivated from truncheons as well ...

30 / 06 / 2003 | Giles Mbambezeli | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe microstigma

Aloe microstigma
Common names: Karoo aloe, small-spotted aloe (Eng.); karoo-aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... and open flowers may be uniformly red or yellow. Aloe microstigma is very common and widely distributed in the dry interior of ... but the flowers are easily damaged by frost. Aloe microstigma is pollinated primarily by sunbirds particularly the Lesser ...

14 / 07 / 2003 | Werner Voigt | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe arborescens

Common names: krantz aloe (English), kransaalwyn (Afrikaans), ikalene (Xhosa), inkalane or umhlabana (Zulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... NBG May 2001 updated May 2004 The krantz aloe develops into a multiheaded shrub 2 -3m high with striking grey green ... attract bees. The species formerly known as Aloe mutabilis is now regarded as a synonym of Aloe arborescens . It is ...

24 / 05 / 2004 | Andrew Hankey | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe africana

Aloe africana
Common names: African aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2004 Aloe africana is a solitary plant, bearing an erect stem up to 2 m high ... early spring (July to September in South Africa). Aloe africana is restricted to the southeastern and southwestern part of ...

20 / 09 / 2004 | | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe mitriformis

Aloe mitriformis
Common names: mitre aloe (Eng.); krans aalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Afrikaans common name, puin aalwyn , meaning rubble aloe. Aloe mitriformis is pollinated by sugarbirds as well as insects like ...

11 / 07 / 2005 | Werner Voigt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe albida

Aloe albida inflorescence
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Programme (TSP) Pretoria February 2006 Aloe albida usually grows singly or in small groups. The leaves form a ... and its flowers are dull pink (Reynolds 1950). Aloe albida is found on the mountains in Barberton in Mpumalanga to the ...

06 / 02 / 2006 | Leigh Potter | TSP
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Aloe comosa

Aloe comosa in habitat
Common names: Clanwilliam aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Desert National Botanical Gardens July 2006 Aloe comosa is a single-stemmed aloe that under favourable conditions can reach a height of 2 m; when in ...

03 / 07 / 2006 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe falcata

Aloe falcata growing in habitat
Common names: Vanrhynsdorp aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Desert National Botanical Gardens July 2006 Aloe falcata is a low-growing aloe that forms a dense, compact clump, with the rosette of leaves often ...

10 / 07 / 2006 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Aloe broomii

Aloe broomii: Photo:E van Jaarsveld
Common names: mountain aloe, snake aloe (Eng.); bergaalwee, slangaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... and Ernst van Jaarsveld for helping with information on Aloe broomii in general and on its cultivation and propagation, and for ... of the article; Philip Nel for sharing his photograph of Aloe broomii in habitat.   Aloe broomii is a short-stemmed, ...

12 / 02 / 2007 | Lusindiso Xulubana | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe hardyi

Aloe hardyi in conservatory at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Penge aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2007 Aloe hardyi is a fast growing aloe forming solitary rosettes hanging from cliff faces. Its roots are ...

12 / 03 / 2007 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe melanacantha

Aloe melanacantha
Common names: black-thorn aloe, small mountain aloe (Eng.); swartdoringaalywn kleinbergaalwyn, goree (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... margins and keel are unmistakable identification clues of Aloe melanacantha or goree as it is known by the locals in Namaqualand. ... Seeds ripen normally around August-September. Aloe melanacantha grows in rocky or sandy soils, mostly granite-derived, and ...

25 / 06 / 2007 | Werner Voigt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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