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Aloe spectabilis - a splendid South African species

Walker, Colin (2019). Aloe spectabilis - a splendid South African species. Haworthiad, 33(3) pp. 58–59.

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Aloe spectabilis is a single-stemmed species that is endemic to the central part of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. I encountered it flowering at the Jardin de Cactus, Lanzarote in 2016, and my observations are recorded here. Also provided is an update on the current status of this species which has had a slightly turbulent history in terms of its acceptance as a distinct species or its reduction into the synonymy of Aloe marlothii.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 The Haworthia Society and the authors and illustrators
ISSN: 1359-1614
Keywords: Aloe spectabilis; taxonomic status
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 68086
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:35
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