Location: Hunters Retreat, Port Elizabeth, EC
Lat/Lng: -33.9473, 25.47
This is one of the largest remaining portions of (relatively intact) grassy fynbos in the P.E. area, and also supports one of the largest and healthiest populations of Aloe micracantha in the area. This population is, unfortunately, likely to be wiped out by the Bay West City development that should be under way this year.Close
Observed: 25th January 2011
Added: 18th April 2011
A small, stemless aloe with elongate leaves (500 mm long x 30 mm wide) arranged in a rosette. The leaves are only slightly succulent, giving the plant a grass-like appearance when not in flower. The leaves are yellowish-green in colour, have numerous white dots on both surfaces, and small teeth along the leaf margins. The inflorescence is an unbranched raceme bearing large (40 mm long), pendulous flowers. The flowers are pinkish-orange in colour with green tips. Numerous brown, papery bracts are visible along the length of the scape.