Aloe succotrina

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Aloe succotrina All.

Aloaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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28B / ff7117 

Inflorescence: not specified

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

Aloe succotrina is a shrub.

Naming

Aloe succotrina was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1783. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aloe succotrina 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 are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 60 to 120 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aloe succotrina is evergreen. The leaves are simple and fern-green.

Flowers and Fruits

Aloe succotrina produces orange tubular flowers in January.

The shrubs produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Aloe succotrina is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and is naturalized in southern Spain and southern France. 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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