Aloe cameronii Hemsley (1903)

DESCRIPTION: Shrub up to 1.5 m high, rarely to 2.5 m when supported by surrounding vegetation,Stem erect, branching from the base and above; branches numerous, ascending or the basal ones shortly decumbent, all clothed in persistent leaf remains. Leaves in a lax rosette, erect-spreading; lamina to 4050 cm long, 57 cm wide near the base, lanceolate-attenuate, uniformly green or occasionally with a few whitish spots especially on young leaves, becoming bright coppery-red in the dry season; margin with pungent deltoid minutely brown-tipped teeth 24 mm long and 815 mm apart. Racemes 1030 58 cm, cylindrical, densely flowered; bracts 23 34 mm, ovate, scarious, pale brown; pedicels 38 mm long. Inflorescences 13 from each leaf rosette, erect to 60-100 cm tall above the rosette; peduncle 13-branched; branches curving upwards and subtended by pale scarious deltoid bracts c. 5 10 mm, with scattered sterile bracts below the racemes. Perianth bright glossy red with paler tips, to orange or occasionally creamy-yellow, 3545 mm long, slightly curved, 57 mm in diameter across the ovary, widening slightly towards the mouth to 610 mm in diameter, cylindric; outer segments free to nearly halfway, with tips spreading. Main flowering time: May - July.
DISTRIBUTION: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambie
CULTIVATION: easy to grow.


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Aloe cameronii
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