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Aloe polyphylla Schönland ex Pillans

Aloe polyphylla Schönland ex Pillans

Asphodelaceae Also placed in: Aloaceae

Monocot

Spiral Aloe

 

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 the 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

November, 2005 tour

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Taken on November 2, 2005