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Name: Bob
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OrchidBob
Mar 6, 2016 12:21 AM CST
I hear there are only 400 aloe species. I have searched and not yet found any names for this one. Can you help me?

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 6, 2016 8:00 AM CST
Very nice! Not sure they're the same but compare to A. bellatula: Aloe (Aloe bellatula)
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Name: Ruud
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RuuddeBlock
Mar 6, 2016 8:22 AM CST
The leaves certainly look like A. bellatula but I don't like that flower. How about A. fragilis?

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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Mar 6, 2016 9:38 AM CST
I have seen this recently while serving the internet looking for an ID on a different Aloe, have to remember where. I do not think it is either A. bellatula or A. fragilis, plant forms and flowers not quite right.

I have had reasonable luck getting Aloe IDs from the following gallery, lots of clicking to get through them, but it has a very good compilation of what is in culture: http://www.agaveville.org/viewforum.php?f=26
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 6, 2016 10:33 AM CST
That's a handy site, Thijs! Thumbs up
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plantmanager
Mar 6, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:That's a handy site, Thijs! Thumbs up

I agree Very nice and I have it bookmarked.

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Name: Thijs van Soest
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mcvansoest
Mar 6, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Thank you, Hetty and Karen. The site is very much geared towards Agaves - there are very many awesome threads on there with photos from Agaves in habitat, in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and just recently also Mexico.
The Aloe gallery was mostly put together by Geoff, who used to be Palmbob on DG for those of us who came to ATP from there. He does not claim to be an expert but in my book he is, having seen in cultivation and grown himself so many different Aloes in southern California.
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Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
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OrchidBob
Mar 6, 2016 2:49 PM CST
RuuddeBlock said:The leaves certainly look like A. bellatula but I don't like that flower. How about A. fragilis?

Ruud

Thank You, Rudd & Tiffany,
The leaves do look like A. bellatula, but they are straight and are not twisty like mine. The flowers do look like A. fragilis; however, the leaves are nothing like fragilis. Maybe it is a hybrid. The curved "twisted leaves are what I love most about it and it is almost always in bloom. Thijs, thanks for the new reference site. I do like Agaves. I have a 350 foot fence of Agave americana on one property line, like I saw in Mexico.
Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
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OrchidBob
Mar 14, 2016 11:38 AM CST
While searching for another Aloe noid I found my answer to the aloe above. It is Aloe bakeri. I still have not found this one. I wish the online databases would have photos first, followed by names. Is anyone familiar with this one?
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