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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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