Tag Archives: Aloe

On edge (3 and last)

To end this short series, a few pictures of Monocots. 1 Aloe striata 2 A. ferox 3,4 Boophone disticha

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To Somaliland and back

Since I returned from Somaliland last week, I have been pondering how to evaluate the trip. On the one hand it was a once in a life time experience for me and I’m truly grateful to have been able to do … Continue reading

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Aloe perfoliata (2)

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Aloe perfoliata (1)

In 2000, Glen and Hardy came to the conclusion that Aloe comptonii, A. distans and A. mitriformis were to be united, under the old name A. perfoliata. This species is most common in the Little Karoo, bur occurs from the … Continue reading

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Aloe khamiesensis

The mountainous parts of Namaqualand from Steinkopf to Garies -and some isolated places around Calvinia- are home to this Aloe. The plants are up to 3 m tall, usually with only one unbranched stem. The flowers appear in winter (June-July). … Continue reading

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Aloe variegata

This beautiful and distinctive plant was one of the first Aloes to be successfully cultivated in Europe. The Afrikaans common name is Kanniedood (cannot die), which may explain why one sees it often planted on graves. It is widely distributed in … Continue reading

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Aloe lineata v. muirii

Whereas in v. lineata the leaves are bluish-green, in this variety they have a striking yellow-green colour. The first two pictures were taken in arid fynbos on the Rooiberg plateau near Calitzdorp (24 August 2007). The next ones were taken in … Continue reading

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