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Aloe argenticauda Merxm. & Giess


Aloe argenticauda

Leaves



Family: Asphodelaceae
Full name: Aloe argenticauda Merxm. & Giess
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): -
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: Plants stemless or short-stemmed, 300-500 mm tall excluding inflorescence, in solid clumps. Leaves ±50 per rosette, erect, 250-350 x 30-35 mm, brownish grey-green, sometimes with short median row of prickles at apex of lower surface. Inflorescence a simple, erect, cylindric-conical, very dense raceme, 0.9-1.2 (-1.5) m tall; bracts narrowly deltoid-acuminate, 50-70 x 7-12 mm, 7-many-nerved. Flowers deep strawberry-pink, 32-37 mm long, cylindric-ventricose; all segments shortly connate at base; pedicels 5-12 mm long. Anthers exserted up to 2 mm. Ovary 6x2 mm; style exserted 3-6 mm. Fruit not seen. Flowering time August to October. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)

Rosette-forming leaf succulent, tends to form dense clusters. Normally stemless or with short procumbent stem. Leaves up to 300 x 30–35 mm, dark grey-green, margin with brown thorns. Inflorescence simple, upright, 1–1.2 m long. Rosette-forming leaf succulent, tends to form dense clusters. Normally stemless or with short procumbent stem. Leaves up to 300 x 30–35 mm, dark grey-green, margin with brown thorns. Inflorescence simple, upright, 1–1.2 m long. Flowers covered with silvery bracts when young, pinkish or dark red; flowering time September (Merxmüller and Giess, 1974; Jankowitz, 1975). (from Red Data Book of Namibian Plants, SJ Loots)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 10 Aug 2007
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/400 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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