Aloe aculeata

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Fotografía tomada por antonia

Fotografía tomada por antonia

Fotografía tomada por antonia

Aloe aculeata is easily identified from other similar species by the conspicuous tubercle of spines on the leaves. Aloe peglerae is often confused with Aloe aculeata when not in flower, but the presence of thorns on the leaf surface is an exclusive feature of Aloe peglerae .

It has a single rosette up to 1 meter high and wide. The leaves are long and fairly broad at the base, 120 mm wide, and are green in color, curved inward giving the rosette a rounded appearance. The leaf margin is armed with reddish brown triangular teeth. A distinctive feature of the leaf is the presence of numerous spines on the surface. In some species the thorn is a different color from the surrounding tissue, giving the plant a mottled appearance.

In young plants the inflorescence is unique, since the plant matures in May and is divided into three or four branches. Each cluster is long and narrow and gradually decreases at the tip. The flowers are tubular in shape, about 40 mm long, ranging in color from yellow to orange-reddish. Some specimens are uniform in color while others are bicolour. It blooms from May to July (in the northern hemisphere).


Similar Species

Aloe ferox
Aloe ferox
Aloe reitzii
Aloe reitzii
Aloe longistyla
Aloe longistyla
  
Scientific name:
Aloe aculeata
Synonyms:
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Origin:

Its natural habitat is areas of South Africa. Aloe aculeata can be found in various areas of the Northern Province and in the extreme north of Mpumalanga and spreads in Zimbabwe, in rocky areas in the prairies

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Fotografía tomada por Marimar

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There are 22 Aloe aculeata in the collections:
Collecion de Alonso71 Collecion de OCRaquel Collecion de marcoantonio10 Collecion de JoseGon Collecion de piojillo15661
Collecion de SORO Collecion de Rash Collecion de Avonia Collecion de fergonzalez Collecion de Xixu
Collecion de Marimar Collecion de Juanmanuel-S-M- Collecion de Salvador Collecion de Juanse2997 Collecion de biznago24
Collecion de because Collecion de ikilillo Collecion de quique Collecion de antonia Collecion de Susana-R-
Collecion de arrene Collecion de Alex23





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