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.
See the Aloe comparison table.
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on the South African National Biodiversity Institute's web site, plantzafrica.com
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on Desert-tropicals.com
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on EcoPort
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana on Tim Peatling’s Professional Gallery
Aloe greatheadii on www.aloes.wz.cz
Aloe greatheadii var. davyana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
Range: Zones 9b-11: