Aloe greatheadii var. davyana
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana (Schonl.) H.F. Glen & D.S. Hardy
Aloe davyana var. subolifera
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana is native to the northern provinces of South Africa, including the Free State and northern parts of KwaZulu-Natal, and it is very common in Gauteng. The species, greatheadii, is named for Dr. J. B. Greathead, who collected it.
Identification: Rosettes are up to 18" (45 cm) wide, and do not have a stem. Leaves are up to 9" (22 cm) long, green to deep ruby red, flecked with oval gray patches, triangular to lance-shaped. Flower stalks have up to 6 branches, up to 20' (6 m) high. See desert-tropicals.com. Flowers are pale pink to red.
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Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on pza.sanbi.org
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on Desert-tropicals.com
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on EcoPort
Aloe greatheadii on www.aloes.wz.cz
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
Range: Zones 9b-11: