Aloe ×schonlandii

Baker

Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 32: 430. 1902.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26.

Plants erect (to decumbent in age). Stems branching, to 40 cm. Leaves rosulate, 20–25 × 9–12 cm; blade light green to slightly glaucous, white-spotted, triangular-ovate to lanceolate, glabrous, margins whitish, spiny-toothed, teeth ca. 5 mm apart. Inflorescences racemose, maroon to slightly glaucous, divided distally into 5–10 arching branches, 4–9 dm; each branch with racemes 5–8 cm; bracts scarious, persistent. Flowers: perianth red, 2.5–3.2 cm; tepals almost entirely connate, limb lobes ovate; stamens 6, included, slightly unequal, as long as perianth-tube; stigmas not expanded; pedicel 1.5–3 cm. Capsules brown, oblong, 2–3 cm. Seeds 3-winged, ca. 5 mm, sterile.


Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Open sage scrub
Elevation: 0–100 m

Distribution

Introduced; Calif., South Africa

Discussion

as species

Aloe ×schonlandii is a common natural hybrid, found growing wild with its parents, A. saponaria (Aiton) Haworth and A. striata Haworth, both of South Africa. It has long been in cultivation and is reported to have first been planted in the flora area in La Jolla, California, in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Since then it has spread and become firmly established in that area. The plants are apparently sterile and propagate only vegetatively.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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dorsifixed +
Walter C. Holmes +  and Heather L. White +
white-spotted;light green +
entire +  and spiny-toothed +
glabrous +  and glaucous +
triangular-ovate;lanceolate +
persistent +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
papery;woody +
Calif. +  and South Africa +
0–100 m +
sessile +, long-pedicellate +  and 3-merous +
baccate +  and capsular +
loculicidal +
Open sage scrub +
terminal +  and axillary +
sessile +  and simple +
20cm;25cm +
succulent +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
spiny-toothed +
3-carpellate +
not articulate +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.2 cm32 mm <br />0.032 m <br />) +
Flowering spring. +
Gard. Chron., ser. +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +  and 8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (?) +
flattened +
unequal +
ascending +, clambering +  and erect +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
3-lobed +  and discoid +
not expanded +
slender +
Aloe ×schonlandii +
species +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +