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Aloe zebrina

Aloe zebrina plant
Common names: zebra leaf aloe, spotted aloe (Eng.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden January2011 Aloe zebrina is a small, variable, compact succulent. Succulents are plants ... or water deficiency. The succulent leaves of Aloe zebrina are densely clustered into a rosette and have a slightly ...

24 / 01 / 2011 | Hildegard Witbooi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe genus

Common names: aloe (English); aalwyn (Afrikaans); aalwee (Afrikaans; Dutch); hlaba, lekhala (Southern Sotho); icena (Ndebele); imboma (Zulu).
Family: Asphodelaceae

... The most common shape of flowers found in Aloe is tubular flowers, although some species have curved or even ... for instance, usually flower in spring or summer. Aloe fruit are capsules that dry out and split open to release the mature ...

22 / 11 / 2010 | Ronell R. Klopper | Biosystematics
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Aloe khamiesensis

Aloe khamiesensis plants
Common names: Khamiesberg aloe (Eng.); Kamiesberg-aalwyn, tweederly (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden September 2010   Aloe khamiesensis are erect plants that can easily attain a height of 3 m. ... tubular, orange-red flowers with greenish yellow tips. Aloe khamiesensis flowers from June to August. As with other aloes, the ...

27 / 09 / 2010 | Werner Voigt | Harold Porter NBG
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Aloe maculata

Aloe maculata inflorescence
Common names: soap aloe (Eng.); bontaalwyn (Afr.); lekhala (S. Sesotho)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden August 2010   Aloe maculata is very variable but its distinctly flat-topped inflorescences ... lend striking colour to a tired-looking winter garden. Aloe The slow-growing soap aloe provides an excellent focal point for a ...

02 / 08 / 2010 | Stemmer Ngalo | Free State NBG
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Aloe cryptopoda

Common names: tweekleur-aalwyn, geelaalwyn (Afrikaans)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden June 2010   Aloe cryptopoda is usually stemless or has a short decumbent hidden stem ... It usually flowers in June and July (winter). Aloe cryptopoda is at once distinguished by its almost acaulescent rosettes, ...

07 / 06 / 2010 | Patrick Mtsweni | Lowveld NBG
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Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia

Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia
Common names: short-leaved aloe (Eng.); kleinaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... & Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) February 2010 Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia plants usually form large groups of ... protruding slightly from the mouth of the tube. Aloe brevifolia may be distinguished from other dwarf aloes by the ...

22 / 02 / 2010 | Vathiswa Zikishe | CREW
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Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia

Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia
Common names: short-leaved aloe (Eng.); kleinaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... & Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) February 2010 Aloe brevifolia var. brevifolia plants usually form large groups of ... slightly from the mouth of the tube. Aloe brevifolia may be distinguished from other dwarf aloes by the ...

22 / 02 / 2010 | Vathiswa Zikishe | CREW
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Aloe claviflora

Aloe claviflora with angled inflorescence
Common names: kraal aloe, cannon aloe (Eng.); aanteelaalwyn, kanonaalwyn, kraalaalwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden October 2009   Aloe claviflora grows in dense groups, most often in circular or ... the ground. Unlike other typical aloes in arid areas, Aloe claviflora does not have erect rosettes. Instead they face outward, ... normally around January.     Aloe claviflora is found in the extremely arid areas of South Africa's ...

05 / 10 / 2009 | Werner Voigt | Harold Porter NBG
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Aloe longistyla

Aloe longistyla flowers
Common names: ramenas, Karoo alwyn (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Werner Voigt Harold Porter NBG June 2009 Aloe longistyla is a dwarf aloe, characterized by its exceptionally small rosettes. Plants are stem-less, ...

01 / 06 / 2009 | Werner Voigt | Harold Porter NBG
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Aloe krapohliana

Aloe krapohliana flowers
Common names: Krapohl's aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden May 2009     Aloe krapohliana is classified as a dwarf aloe and reaches a height of no more than 250 mm. Plants may be found growing ...

18 / 05 / 2009 | Werner Voigt | Harold Porter NBG
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Aloe nubigena

Aloe nubigena
Common names: Graskop cliff aloe (Eng.), Graskop krans-aalwyn (Afr.).
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2009 Aloe nubigena is small, soft-leaved and medium to fast-growing. The plants ... 10 mm. The seeds are angular, 3 × 1,5 mm and dark brown. Aloe nubigena is one of the 24 grass aloe species confined to South Africa. ...

11 / 05 / 2009 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe pictifolia

Aloe pictifolia growing at Kirstenbosch NBG
Common names: Kouga -aalwyn (Afr.), Kouga aloe (Eng.).
Family: Asphodelaceae

... are angular, grey-black and up to 4 x 2 mm. Aloe pictifolia is confined to quartzitic sandstone cliffs (all aspects) ... Thicket of the Albany Thicket Biome.   Aloe pictifolia flowers during spring (October to November), but ...

28 / 07 / 2008 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe pearsonii

Aloe pearsonii
Common names: Pearson's aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Flower colour is varied from red, yellow and red-yellow. Aloe pearsonii is summer flowering (Dec.-Jan.). As with other aloes, the ... extreme heat, normally around February to March. Aloe pearsonii is highly localized and thus an endemic of the Richtersveld ...

26 / 11 / 2007 | Werner Voigt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe marlothii

Growing in Kirstenbosch
Common names: mountain aloe, flat-flowered aloe (Eng.); bergalwyn (Afr.); inhlaba, umhlaba (Zulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden for review.   Aloe marlothii is a large, perennial, succulent, single-stemmed aloe, usually 2-4 m tall (occasionally up to 6 m), with old dried leaves ...

15 / 10 / 2007 | P Emms | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe challisii

Aloe challisii
Common names: Steenkampsberg aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2007 Aloe challisii is a fast-growing dwarf succulent with fleshy roots and ... time Flowering occurs mainly in spring (October). Aloe challisii is known only from the upper, vertical, quartzitic sandstone ...

01 / 10 / 2007 | | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe speciosa

Aloe speciosa flower heads
Common names: tilt-head aloe (Eng.); spaansaalwyn, slaphoringaalwyn (Afr.); ikhala (Xhosa)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden August 2007 Aloe speciosa is a tall, erect aloe with a single or multiple stem and reaches a height of 3 to 6 m. When ...

06 / 08 / 2007 | Lusindiso Xulubana | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Aloe greatheadii var. davyana

Aloe greatheadii var. davyana
Common names: spotted aloe (Eng.); Transvaalaalwyn, grasaalwyn (Afr.); kgopane (Tswana)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Meyer SANBI, Pretoria July 2007     Aloe greatheadii var. davyana is stemless and grows singularly or in ... This species occurs in the Grassland and Bushveld Biomes. Aloe greatheadii var. davyana occurs in all the northern provinces of ...

02 / 07 / 2007 | Jean Meyer | National Herbarium Pretoria
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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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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 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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