12 responses to “Aloe polyphylla”

  1. Eric in SF

    This plant was grown from seed produced from plants in cultivation prior to 1975. Seedlings are readily available at garden centers and cactus/succulent shows in the Bay Area.

  2. Eric in SF

    ps. Xanthorrhoeaceae?

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Hmm, I suppose I repeated an error I had made in an earlier entry – it’s often easier for me to find a family name for a genus from a previous BPotD entry than to search it again in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. Perhaps a mistake I made the original time when I looked at the APG (unless the family circumscriptions had changed and changed back, but that’s extremely doubtful). Perhaps not, though – the two families are closely related, and Wikipedia makes brief mention of the issue on its page for Xanthorrhoeaceae. Whatever the case, I’ve moved to using Asphodelaceae as that is the current APG convention.

  4. elizabeth a airhart

    spiral aloe is just fine as a name
    google took me to plantzarfrica.com
    beautiful page the pictures are
    really fine a beautful plant full
    size and its flowers—– year 2002
    it would seem the plant has been used
    in muthi wtich craft —–
    i surely do learn a lot from
    from you two now its witch craft

  5. David Midgley

    Great shot Eric! Thanks for the infomative post Daniel!

  6. Meg Bernstein

    Wow, what a design! Fantastic.

  7. Alexander Jablanczy

    I wonder if it’s a Fibonacci series.

  8. Beverley

    Aloe polyphylla – min 10 degrees C/50 degrees F – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Aloe, al-o-e; old Arabic name, possibly from Arabic alloch, referring to species used medicinally. Plant Names Simplified, Johnson and Smith

  9. Clinton Morse

    Yes, I believe it is a fibonacci sequence. The Botanic Gardens at Smith College had a wonderful exhibit about 5 years ago on fibonacci sequences in plants. Although the exhibit is no longer in place, they have movies and a virtual exhibit online. Fascinating stuff…

  10. Anthony

    The eye of the cosmic chameleon.

  11. Tsepuoeng

    Why doesnot A.polyphylla have a place in the IUCN red list? Irs a native in my country and listed as vulnerable am just curious why it does not have a place in the IUCN

  12. nora

    please give me info on where ican buy seeds of Aloe polyphylla

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