Aloe spectabilis - a splendid South African species

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


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.

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