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Aloe polyphylla Schönland ex Pillans

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Aloe polyphylla Schönland ex Pillans
Asphodelaceae Also placed in: Aloaceae Monocot
Spiral Aloe

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Endangered native of the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho, Africa.
Grows in rock crevices at high altitudes,
Only alpine member of the genus Aloe.
Threats to populations of spiral aloe include
overgrazing, unsustainable harvesting by plant enthusiasts and people interested in its medicinal properties, and increasing rarity of its pollinator, the Malachite Sunbird.

from www.usbg.gov/plant-collections/conservation/Aloe-polyphyl...

Also see Paloma Gardens, Cliive & Nicki Higgie,
Fordell, Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand
Northwest Horticulture Society November, 2005 tour
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Note: Aloe polyphylla is listed in CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Appendix I lists as a most endangered among CITES-listed plants.

Eplore Jul 7, 2006 #470

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  1. i n i m i n i 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nature Nerds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. m i c h e l e j e n s e n [photography] 59 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous pattern and detail - wow!!

    Seen in: Nature Nerds

  3. K-Joy 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pefection, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. Helen_For_eKzact 55 months ago | reply

    Hi BrewBooks:

    Can we use this photo on a Dentist website? We just love this image....

    Helen West

  5. Helen_For_eKzact 55 months ago | reply

    Does anyone if I could use this image on a website? will we get into trouble?

  6. T and D 48 months ago | reply

    Thank you for making your beautiful photo available through the Creative Commons license. I used it in a presentation for a grad course I'm taking--which you can see at the link below if you like. (The graphic links to your photo and your info is listed in the references page. In the original the notes gives the complete reference as well, but that didn't come through in the Google Docs version.)
    Presentation docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B8BxtVw7lDGXNzZhODFkMWEtZTFmZS00...
    Thanks again!

  7. brewbooks 48 months ago | reply

    Happy to help

  8. Jocelyn777 24 months ago | reply

    Nature's geometry. Beautiful composition, depth and details. Amazing!

  9. Delay Tactics 24 months ago | reply

    Glad to see you're still around and that this is still gaining attention.

  10. brewbooks 24 months ago | reply

    Thanks Jocelyn, it always reminds me of my explorations in New Zealand
    Christian - I have been plugging away, and even trying to weed out some of my old images. I have been working and going to school, which has eaten into my time for photography.

  11. roybe 23 months ago | reply

    What an amazing Succulent

  12. Skrewtips 13 months ago | reply

    Hi J Brew,

    I've published this nice 'Aloe Polyphylla' image by you in an article on my blog at the following link:


    Please visit the article at the link above and see if you like it.

    Thanks for the nice image.

  13. brewbooks 11 months ago | reply

    Nice article, I occasionally have heartburn, perhaps I should try this.

  14. brewbooks 11 months ago | reply

    Thanks, it is such an interesting plant.

  15. Greta Gabaglio (Greta6) 10 months ago | reply

    OMG this image is really beautiful! Congrat!

  16. victor98_2001 4 weeks ago | reply

    excellent shot

  17. brewbooks 4 weeks ago | reply

    Thanks, I had a good day in the garden.

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