Observations in the Species: Aloe micracantha

Common Name: Wateraalwee or Wateraalwyn

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Small-Toothed Grass Aloe

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Location: Humbleways Retreat, Lovemore Heights, Port Elizabeth, EC
Observed: 8th February 2017
Added: 1st March 2017
Identifications:1
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Growing under the forest-thicket canopy on the fringe abutting fynbos. Less than 10 plants counted on the property. Invasion by pines and wattles is a threat, although clearing is underway.

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Aloe micracantha

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Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Rietriever
Observed: 13th September 2013
Added: 19th December 2016
Likely ID: Aloe micracantha
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Aloe c.f macrocantha

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By: Somie
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGroen SebenzaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Mountain Drive, Grahamstown
Observed: 8th October 2015
Added: 17th November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Grass Aloe after Fynbos Fire

Aloe micracantha
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Location: Westering, Port Elizabeth
Observed: 16th February 2014
Added: 25th February 2014
Identifications:1
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Looking a bit worse for wear immediately after a fire swept through this small patch of grassy fynbos.

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South African National Parks
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Location: Greater Plettenberg Bay
Observed: 16th January 2014
Added: 18th January 2014
Identifications:1
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500mm tall

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Aloe micracantha

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Location: R339, South Cape DC
Observed: 12th February 2013
Added: 12th February 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:4
Description:

fleshy, toothed, 500mm tall
grassy fynbos

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Aloe micracantha

Aloe micracantha
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Location: Rowallan Park, Port Elizabeth, EC
Observed: 19th January 2013
Added: 22nd January 2013
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Grass Aloe

Aloe micracantha
By: adriaan_grobler
Botanical Society of South AfricaCentre for African Conservation EcologyCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersFriends of Van Stadens
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Location: Hunters Retreat, Port Elizabeth, EC
Observed: 25th January 2011
Added: 18th April 2011
Identifications:1
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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.

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