|On Magaliesberg dip slope|
Aloe peglerae Schönland ("Fez aloe") is a small, stemless South African aloe 300-400 mm in diameter, and 300-400 mm in height. The glaucous leaves are strongly incurved to form a compact, spherical rosette. Inflorescence can be observed in July and August, and usually consists of a single cylindrical spike 300-400 mm tall, occasionally forked. The visible portions of filaments are deep purple in colour.
This species occurs along the northern dip slopes of the Magaliesberg and the Witwatersberg, the range just south and parallel to it. The species is named after Alice Marguerite Pegler (1861-1929), a botanist and naturalist who collected at first around Kentani, and later in the vicinity of Johannesburg and Rustenburg. Her failing eyesight and health led her to confine her attention to algae and fungi. She was paid the exceptional honour of being made a member of the Linnaean Society.
This species forms natural hybrids with Aloe marlothii Berger and with Aloe davyana Schönland.
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