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Aloe

Aloe wickensii

Description:

Slightly spiky aloe with leaves more than a foot long. It flowers in late-December (in Southern California at any rate) and early January. The flower is red and yellow and quite striking.

Notes:

The pictures are in backwards order of blooming from mid-January back through December.

2 Species ID Suggestions

None
Aloe aculeata
jprat001
jprat001 10 years ago
Aloe
Aloe cryptopoda (syn: Aloe wickensii) PlantFiles: Picture #7 of Aloe (Aloe cryptopoda)


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7 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Picture #6 has seed pods.

jprat001
jprat001 10 years ago

definitely an aloe species, so it would be in the asphodelaceae family

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Nope, the leave are completely different from Aloe arborescense (Krantz aloe) seen here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/819...

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

If it is aculeata it is often called Red Hot Poker Aloe as its common name which is why it might be thought of as a lily since Red Hot Poker often referred to as Torch Lily is thought of as a lily even though it is not.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Susi T-B can you ID this? I know it looks like an aloe but I'm pretty sure it's in the lily family.

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

There are thorns on the edges but aculeata has thorns all over the leaf structure.

Apple
Apple 10 years ago

It is definitely aloe but I doubt that it is aculeata as that is a thorny version of aloe and these leaves do not appear to have any thorns.

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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