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Aloe ID

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Aloe ID

Postby Lair3514 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Recently purchased this Aloe plant. The sales person advised me that this plant most likely has a history of multiple cross pollinations. I can be satisfied calling it an aloe hybrid. But, can someone give me an idea, from its characteristics, what species was/were probably involved? That is, if it exhibits any identifiable clues. Thanks.

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Re: Aloe ID

Postby Rosemarie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:52 am

A few that come to mind, that are used in crosses for small hybrids: Aloe parvula, calcairophila, bakeri & deltoideodonta.
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Re: Aloe ID

Postby Lair3514 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Thank you, Rosemarie.

I see some resemblances, particularly in the deltoideodonta and parvula. When I was looking for images of the calcairophila, there was a ssp. of it called aristata. That rang a bell. Aristata was mentioned as a possible species in the mix by one of the staff where I purchased it. I appreciate the help. It gives me a better idea where this hybrid fits into the Aloe genus.
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Re: Aloe ID

Postby Melt In The Sun » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:15 pm

My first thought was gasteraloe.
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