Astroloba rubriflora

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Astroloba rubriflora (L.Bolus) Gideon F.Sm. & J.C.Manning

Aloaceae

Life form: perennial

 

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: deltoid

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

40C / e7422b 

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

Astroloba rubriflora is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Astroloba rubriflora was already described and the name validly published by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus. It was George F. Smith and John Charles Manning, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 2000.

Taxonomy

Astroloba rubriflora is a species in the genus Astroloba which contains approximately 7 to 9 species and belongs to the family of the Aloaceae (Aloe Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 25 centimetres.

Leaves

Astroloba rubriflora is evergreen. The simple leaves are in rosettes. They are deltoid with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Astroloba rubriflora produces racemes of salmon-red six-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

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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