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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 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 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 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 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 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 catengiana

Close up of flower. 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 | | 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 chlorantha

A group of Aloe chlorantha plants in flower
Common names: Fraserburg aloe, Fraserburgaalwyn
Family: Asphodelaceae

... temperature is 10,6ºC with heavy frost. Aloe chlorantha flowers during spring (October to November). According to a ... the green leaves becoming purplish during dry periods. Aloe With its small greenish yellow flowers Aloe chlorantha is not as ...

12 / 12 / 2011 | | Kirstenbosch NBG
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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 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 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 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 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 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 gariepensis

Flowering in habitat
Common names: Gariep aloe, Orange River aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2012     Aloe gariepensis is a tough plant that varies in size from small and ... long floral bracts hide the young buds almost entirely. Aloe gariepensis has a fairly varying flowering range from early July to ...

17 / 12 / 2012 | Werner Voigt | Karoo Desert 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 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 greenii

Aloe greenii
Common names: ground spotted aloe (Eng.); iCeza lesikhotha (isiZulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Xaba Kirstenbosch NBG September 2012   Aloe greenii is a low-growing succulent with a flower spike up to 1.3 m tall ... suckers that give rise to new plants. Aloe greenii occurs in sub-tropical coastal forest and adjacent bushveld ...

17 / 09 / 2012 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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