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Catengue-aloe (Umbundu tongue)

Aloe catengiana


A fast-growing dwarf succulent with subterranean suckers, forming small, dense rosettes up to 200 mm in diameter.


The Aleo is native to Africa, and is common in South Africa's Cape Province, the mountains of tropical Africa, and neighboring areas such as Madagascar, the Arabian peninsula, and the islands of Africa.


Members of the closely allied genera Gasteria, Haworthia and Kniphofia, which have a similar mode of growth, are also popularly known as aloes.

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Johan 9 years ago

Hi. Join my Aloes of Southern Africa mission. Regards. Johan

chantel.minnaar 9 years ago

Thank you :) They are quite different to the usual flower.

lori.tas 9 years ago

That's really lovely.

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Overstrand Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Apr 1, 2010
Submitted on Mar 3, 2011

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