Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Aloe succotrina


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 Aloe succotrina   Aloe succotrina
 Aloe succotrina   Aloe succotrina
 Aloe succotrina   Aloe succotrina

Habitat

Restricted to the lower mountain slopes and the coast.

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Description

Aloe succotrina is one of only a few fynbos aloes, and is the only species of aloe found in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Plants are usually found in groups. The stiff greyish-green erect leaves with narrow, white borders have prickles on the margins. Old leaves turn bright purple when they dry out. The flowers are up to 40mm long and are reddish/orange in colour. From Latin: succus, juice, sap;

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2017 / 3 / 26