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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 9 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 8 years ago

Picture #6 has seed pods.

jprat001
jprat001 9 years ago

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

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

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

Apple
Apple 9 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 9 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 9 years ago

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

Apple
Apple 9 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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