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Kalanchoe marmorata

This beautiful species occurs widespread from  DR Congo and Tanzania to Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia on rocky slopes in wooded areas and cultivated lands at altitudes between 1200 and 2400 m. It is also often cultivated as an ornamental as … Continue reading

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Euphorbia multiclava

This distinctive species forms clumps to 30 cm tall and 40 cm wide by branching dichotomously (an uncommon thing in the genus). The branches are usually 2-3.5 cm thick and 2-7 cm long, with 10-16 ribs. The plants grow in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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Aloe peckii

In general, this species is stemless and growing singly or in small groups, but sometimes groups of over 20 rosettes are formed. Each rosette has 14-16 leaves, about 16 cm long and 6 cm wide at the base, usually olive-green with … Continue reading

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Aloe somaliensis

Aloe somaliensis was described in 1899, from plants that were raised at Kew from seeds that had been collected a few years before, probably at Sheikh pass in Somaliland Protectorate (as it was then called). It is now known to occur not … Continue reading

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Senecio (Kleinia) polytomus

Polytomus means something like much divided and refers to the fact that the plants are much more branched than in otherwise similar species like S. scottii and S. odora. In nature the plants form compact shrubs up to about a … Continue reading

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Aloe scobinifolia (2)

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Aloe scobinifolia (1)

Scobinifolia means “with rasp-like leaves”, referring to the fact that the leaves of this species are rough to the touch. The plants usually form small groups, with or without short stems. The inflorescence is 60-70 cm tall with yellow, orange … Continue reading

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