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Aloe micracantha

Aloe micracantha, sometimes commonly called the wateraalwyn (water aloe), is a small, but robust grass aloe of the Eastern Cape (Grahamstown to Joubertina). Winter grass fire plays a role in the well-being of the species. The plant, occasionally branched is generally single-stemmed, also short-stemmed from thick, long roots sometimes referred to as fusiform.


Aloe integra

Aloe integra is a small grass aloe bearing yellow flowers, often shortly after the winter grass fires. The flowering season changes according to the timing of the all too regular fires. The plants grow solitary or in small groups. Older plants clump from several stemless leaf rosettes


Aloe fouriei

Aloe fouriei has a small natural habitat in northern Mpumalanga near Lydenburg. It flowers in summer and has a stem, unlike many of the other grass aloes. The leaves are long and slender with some spots on the upper surface.


Aloe dolomitica

Aloe dolomitica may be just a discarded synonym for A. vryheidensis as appears to be the official position. It occurs in the north of South Africa, only in the Limpopo province, growing a single stem of up to 2 m in height. A. vryheidensis is a stemless or short-stemmed plant growing in KwaZulu-Natal near Vryheid and in Mpumalanga near Barberton


Aloe chortolirioides var. woolliana

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


Aloe burgersfortensis

Aloe burgersfortensis is found along the Steelpoort River, the Spekboom River, the Waterval River and in the vicinity of the towns Lydenburg, Barberton and Burgersfort. It grows in low lying, hot, dry areas.

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