Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Aloe hereroensis Engl. var. hereroensis


Aloe hereroensis var hereroensis

Close-up of leaves



Family: Asphodelaceae
Full name: Aloe hereroensis Engl. var. hereroensis
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Hererolandaalwyn, Sandaalwyn
English common name(s): Hereroland aloe, Herero aloe
Synonym(s): Aloe hereroensis Engl.
Aloe hereroensis var. orpeniae (Schönland) A.Berger
Aloe orpeniae Schönland
Status: Native
Description: Plants solitary, stemless or short-stemmed, erect, 300-500 mm tall excluding inflorescence. Leaves ±30, arcuate-ascending, 250-325 x 35-85 mm, shallowly channelled to D-shaped in section, grey-green, dark blue-green or reddish brown, obscurely lined, often with many H-shaped whitish spots. Inflorescence a panicle with 20 or more branches, ±1 m tall; racemes dense, capitate; bracts narrowly lanceolate-acuminate, 15-30 x 5-6 mm, 3-7-nerved. Flowers usually scarlet to deep red, almost magenta, rarely yellow, 25-35 mm long; pedicels 18-50 mm long. Anthers exserted 2-5 mm. Ovary 7-8 x 2-3 mm, green; style exserted 5-10 mm. Fruit ±18x7 mm, buff. Seeds ±2.0 x 1.25 x 0.75 mm, almost black, wings prominent, buff. Flowering time June to September. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
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: 16 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/3.5
Shutter speed: 1/60 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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