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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Feb 18, 2016 2:21 PM CST
This plant is not Aloe thraskii, which is a single-stemmed tree aloe. It looks more like cameronii but without a flower it may be hard to pin down. Do you have any more info about this plant? I would like propose to move the image to the generic aloe listing until it can be more specifically identified. Please let me know what you think.
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Feb 18, 2016 11:07 PM CST
I saw this plant at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL. I took a picture of the plant, and then a picture of the tag right in front of it. I don't know if they had it mislabeled or not. Here is the second picture I took of the label in front of the plant.

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And here's another photo where you can see the A. thraskii sign in the background next to the same plant.

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Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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mcvansoest
Feb 18, 2016 11:22 PM CST
The sign must be wrong, or the plant must have passed on - there appears to be what could be a dead looking trunk on the ground right behind the sign.

check this link: http://www.agaveville.org/view...

A. thraskii, simply is a much bigger plant even at the size of the Aloes in your pictures. I agree with Baja that those plants look a lot like A. cameronii.
The other sign in your picture is an Aloe name (Aloe carronii) that does not return much when I look for it on some of the plant lists out there, could that be a misspelling of A. cameronii?
Botanical gardens do make mistakes.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 18, 2016 11:25 PM CST
I couldn't help but wonder about the other sign so I looked up in the DB then Googled it and still nothing for A. carronii? I did get "Did you mean: aloe cameronii". Nothing to do with the original post however. Hilarious! cross posted... good observation about the trunk.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier
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Baja_Costero
Feb 19, 2016 12:12 AM CST
Looks like the detectives have solved the case. Thumbs up Here's a photo you can compare (color depends on exposure; plant is green in less sun).



I would be happy to propose that the photo be moved to the listing for cameronii. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Feb 19, 2016 8:12 AM CST
Go ahead, I'm going to the movies.

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