Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Aloe hereroensis Engl. var. lutea A.Berger

Aloe hereroensis var lutea


Family: Asphodelaceae
Full name: Aloe hereroensis Engl. var. lutea A.Berger
Location: ENE of Usakos (2115DC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Geel Hererolandaalwyn, Geel sandaalwyn
English common name(s): Yellow Hereroland aloe, Yellow Herero aloe
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
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 (in var. lutea), 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 ±18 x 7 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: M Weigand
Date of photograph: 04 Jun 2020
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ1000
Lens aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/2000 s
ISO speed: 125
Content last updated: 19 Jun 2020

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