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Aloinopsis setifera - RSA.jpg
Aloinopsis setifera in cultivation
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Aloinopsis

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Aloinopsis is a genus of ice plants from South Africa.


This genus is closely related to the similar Titanopsis, Deilanthe and Nananthus genera. Aloinopsis species have a rather large tuberous root system, and are occasionally cultivated for their looks. They also tend to grow more "heads" when they are raised. Most Aloinopsis are winter growers and can react badly to too much water at the wrong time. Aloinopsis malherbei reportedly have "blunt tips to their leaves, which are densely covered with prominent white tubercles."[1]


The species of Aloinopsis are indigenous to an arid area stretching across the border between the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape provinces of South Africa. Most species occur in an arid winter-rainfall area. An outlying species occurs in the far north eastern corner of the Northern Cape.[2]

Species and varieties of Aloinopsis[edit]


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  4. ^ Journal of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Cactus and Succulent Society of America. 1929. p. 128. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ The Bulletin of the African Succulent Plant Society. African Succulent Plant Society. 1974. p. 20. Retrieved 29 April 2012.