22 June 2010

Tuesdays Trees #22 - Aloe Speciosa

We have a wide variety of aloes in the Eastern Cape and they are not always easy to identify, especially where the habitat overlaps. After much research I concluded that these are the aloe speciosa, as opposed to the aloe pluridens. This is based on the assumption that they were not in flower - the aloe pluridens flowers at this time of the year, whereas the speciosa flowers in August/ September.

These are located just outside Alicedale.

1 comment:

Melanie Rawlings said...

Wow! these are huge. i have never seen anything like this. Your bolg is refreashing.