Aloe juddii

Aloe juddii

Aloe juddii is a plant of the genus of aloes in the subfamily Asphodelus ( Asphodeloideae ). The specific epithet honors the juddii Aloe artist and author Eric Judd.

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  • 3.2 Notes and references


Vegetative characteristics

Aloe juddii growing stem -forming, individually or branches to fires from the base. The upright or prostrate stems reach a length of up to 60 centimeters and 1 centimeter thick. The erect - spreading leaves are triangular- ovate to triangular- lanceolate. The bright dark green, reddish tipped and slightly striped leaf blade is 5.5 to 7.5 inches long and 1.5 to 2.5 inches wide. The solid white teeth on the leaf margin are up to 1 mm long and are 1 to 1.5 mm apart. The leaf juice is clear.

Inflorescences and flowers

The upright, simple inflorescence reaches a length from 35 to 48 centimeters. The almost loose, cylindrical clusters are 5.5 to 8 inches long. The ovoid - pointed bracts have a length of 7 mm and 3 mm wide. The cylindrical- triangular, orange-red flowers have yellowish green tips and are available at 10 to 12 mm long pedicles. The flowers are 40 millimeters long. At the level of the ovary, the flowers to a diameter of 8 millimeters. Your outer tepals are fused together to half its length. The stamens and style not protrude from the flower.

Systematics and distribution

Aloe juddii is common in the Western Cape province of South Africa on rock deposits at altitudes of 300 to 500 meters.

The first description by Ernst Jacobus van Jaarsveld was released in 2008.

A synonym is Aloiampelos juddii ( Van Jaarsv. ) Klopper & Gideon F.Sm. ( 2013).