Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Aloe argenticauda Merxm. & Giess


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Aloe argenticauda

Habit



Family: Asphodelaceae
Full name: Aloe argenticauda Merxm. & Giess
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
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)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  151230  146704  687328  687329  687330 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: T Trinder-Smith
Date of photograph: 07 Apr 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A550
Lens aperture: f/2.6
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 25 Aug 2015


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