Aloe ciliaris

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Aloe ciliaris Haw.

Aloaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

30D / ff6c2f 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
Subordo:
Aloineae
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Aloe ciliaris is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Aloe ciliaris was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aloe ciliaris is a species in the genus Aloe which contains approximately 535 to 609 species and belongs to the family of the Aloaceae (Aloe Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 4,5 to 5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aloe ciliaris is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are whorled. They are lanceolate with dentate margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Aloe ciliaris produces racemes of salmon-orange tubular flowers from June to August.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Aloe ciliaris is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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