Aloe chortolirioides var. woolliana

Author: Ivan Latti

Aloe chortolirioides var. woolliana is a grass aloe occurring naturally in parts of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces. It tends to form clumps of rosettes through branching. The length of the flowers and the bigger leaves (than the usual very thin, grassy ones), indicate that this plant is A. chortolirioides var. woolliana. The normal flowering time is winter and spring.

The grass aloes tend to survive veld fires, a characteristic acquired through evolution and a very fortunate one today, given some people behaviour involving veld fires. Resprouting after fire means that the underground plant base survives.

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