Aloe globuligemma

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Aloe globuligemma
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Aloe globuligemma

Order : Asparagales (Asparagales)
Family : Grass trees (Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Subfamily : Affodilla family (Asphodeloideae)
Genre : Aloes ( aloe )
Type : Aloe globuligemma
Scientific name
Aloe globuligemma
Pole Evans

Aloe globuligemma is a species of aloes in the subfamily of the Affodilla family (Asphodeloideae). The specific epithet globuligemma is derived from the Latin words globulus for 'spherical' and gemma for 'bud' and refers to the spherical flower buds of the species.


Vegetative characteristics

Aloe globuligemma grows short trunk-forming, sprouts and forms large, dense groups. The prostrate trunks have a length of up to 50 centimeters. The approximately 20 lanceolate, narrowed leaves form rosettes . The glauke leaf blade is 45 to 50 inches long and 8 to 9 inches wide. The narrow, cloudy white to light pink leaf margins are cartilaginous. The cloudy white, light brown pointed teeth on the leaf margin are 2 millimeters long and are up to 10 millimeters apart. Most of them are bent towards the tip of the leaf.

Inflorescences and flowers

The inflorescence consists of eight to 18 branches and reaches a length of up to 100 centimeters. The lower branches are occasionally branched again. The rather dense, crooked grapes are 30 to 40 centimeters long and consist of single-sided flowers. The ovate-pointed bracts are 6 millimeters long. The club-shaped, frosted, yellow to ivory-colored flowers have a reddish tinge near their base. They stand on 3 to 4 millimeter long flower stalks . The flowers are 26 millimeters long and rounded at their base. At the level of the ovary , the flowers have a diameter of 5 millimeters. Above that, they are expanded to 10 millimeters. Your outer tepals are not fused together over a length of about 18 millimeters. The stamens protrude 10 to 12 mm and the stylus protrudes 12 to 14 mm from the flower out.


The number of chromosomes is .

Systematics and distribution

Aloe globuligemma is distributed in Botswana , Zimbabwe and the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in the dry bushland at altitudes of 600 to 1300 meters.

The first description by Illtyd Buller Pole-Evans was published in 1915.



Individual evidence

  1. Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton: Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names . Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-05597-3 , p. 95.
  2. ^ Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa . Volume 5, 1915, p. 30.

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