Aloe albida

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Aloe albida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species: A. albida
Binomial name
Aloe albida
(Stapf) Reynolds [1]

Leptaloe albida Stapf
(basionym) [1][2]

Aloe albida is a dwarf species of succulent plant.


Its flowers are small, white and borne on a single inflorescence. Its flowering time is usually in early autumn (March–April in the Southern Hemisphere), although it may begin to flower as early as February. The leaves form a rosette and have a waxy coating, which gives them a pale greyish/bluish green colour.[3]


It grows in montane grassland and in crevices among rocks where grasses are kept fairly short. It is found on the mountains in Barberton in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa to the northern border, of as well as parts of Swaziland.[3]


  1. ^ a b  This species, under its treatment as Aloe albida (Stapf) Reynolds, was published in Journal of South African Botany. xiii. 101 (1947). Kirstenbosch. "Plant Name Details for Aloe albida". IPNI. Retrieved August 6, 2010. Notes: Leptaloe albida. Illus 
  2. ^  The basionym of Aloe albida, Leptaloe albida Stapf, was originally published and described in Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed 156: t. 9300. 1933. London. The type specimen was collected from the Vaal River region of South Africa "Plant Name Details for Leptaloe albida". IPNI. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Leigh Potter (February 2006). "Aloe albida (Stapf) Reynolds". PlantZAfrica. South African National Biodiversity Institute; TSP (Threatened Species Programme) Pretoria. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 

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