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Aloe ×schoenlandii

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Family: AsphodelaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual, perennial herb, shrub [tree], fleshy or not, rhizomed. Stem: branched or not. Leaf: basal or +- so or in terminal clusters, alternate, linear to widely lanceolate [ovate], small (1.5--27 cm, 0.5--3 mm wide) [to large (1.9--4 m, 3--6 cm wide)], leathery or not, fleshy or not, entire or with minute sharp teeth or coarse prickles. Inflorescence: panicle [spike, raceme], bracts scattered. Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, radial or +- bilateral, free or +- fused; stamens 6, equal or not, anthers attached at base or middle; ovary superior, chambers 3. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal. Seed: 6--many, flat, angled, or winged, gray, brown, +- black, black-brown.
Genera In Family: +- 17 genera, 800 species: Africa, Mediterranean to central Asia.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: AloeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Perennial herb, shrub [tree], fleshy, sap bitter. Stem: branched or not. Leaf: basal and cauline, reduced upward, simple, base clasping, margin with coarse prickles [entire]. Inflorescence: generally axillary, generally +- scapose, [spike] raceme or panicle with many raceme-like branches, bracted. Flower: generally nodding, odor 0; perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, fused except near tip [+- to base]; stamens [3 or]6, unequal; ovary superior, chambers 3, style slender. Seed: many, flat, generally winged.
Species In Genus: +- 300 species: Mediterranean Europe, southern Asia, especially Africa. Etymology: (Arabic name for these plants) Note: Aloe striatula Haw. may be naturalizing locally in SnFrB (Berkeley Hills).

Aloe ×schoenlandii Baker
Habit: Erect to decumbent in age. Stem: 0.5--9 dm, loosely clustered, branched. Leaf: 2--2.5 dm, 9--12 cm wide, triangular-ovate to lanceolate, pale green, white-spotted, glaucous. Inflorescence: branches 5--10, raceme-like, 25--90-flowered, 4--9 dm, dense. Flower: perianth 25--32 mm, 3--10 mm wide, +- constricted above ovary, red; stamens +- equal, 25--35 mm, anthers 3--5 mm. Fruit: 20--35 mm, 6--15 mm wide, oblong, brown. Seed: +- 5 mm, sterile.
Ecology: Coastal-sage scrub; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (La Jolla, San Diego Co.); Distribution Outside California: widely naturalized; native to South Africa. Flowering Time: Apr Note: Sterile natural hybrid between Aloe maculata All. and Aloe striata Haw. of S. Africa, apparently planted in La Jolla in early 1900s, now well established, reproducing vegetatively.
Synonyms: Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw. × Aloe striata Haw.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
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Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Aloe ×schoenlandii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Geographic subdivisions for Aloe ×schoenlandii:
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