Aloe(?) ID #4 & final

kwie2011August 1, 2014

Love this one.

Thanks in advance for any help - even of it's just to tell me it isn't even an Aloe.

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DavidL.ca

These are aloe, yes. But sorry I can't ID them will wait for others to chime in

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 12:50AM
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kwie2011

Thanks, David. This one must be more difficult. Pretty though.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:36AM
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kwie2011

Aloe rauhii var. 'White Fox'

grin

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 7:11PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

There are several similar looking hybrids like that. Some may be newly named, or folks giving new names to old ones (naughty people)! One old name is 'Snowflake', another 'Quicksilver' (though you don't often see it mentioned, so it may not be around anymore). 'White Fox' is a newer one.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2014 at 11:58PM
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kwie2011

If I got the genus and species right, I'll be happy even if the variety isn't quite right.

Thanks again, Rosemarie.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 12:58AM
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lzrddr(91360)

MANY aloes look like yours... here are just a few:

Aloe 'Delta Lights'

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 7:07PM
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lzrddr(91360)

Aloe Dapple Green

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 7:08PM
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lzrddr(91360)

Aloe Lizard Lips

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 7:09PM
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lzrddr(91360)

Aloe Silver Ridge

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 7:10PM
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kwie2011

Awe crap. :-( I was so proud of myself for "finding" the right variety.

Okay lzrddr, I'd like to learn. Are those all the same species, but different cultivars? Are the differences among them mature size, growth habit, flower color, or something else? It seems unlikely that growers would create so many essentially identical cultivars, so there must be something I can't see. Can you help educate me?

Thanks,

Kwie

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 8:08PM
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cactusmcharris

Kwie,

Those aren't species, those are hybrids, which are the result of crossing, for example, Aloe descoingsii with Aloe parvula. Some get complicated, as you can have a number of crosses with result in a hybrid, many of them themselves the results of backcrosses and using F2/F4 hybrids.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 2:19AM
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echemaniac

Quicksilver grown in shady position

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 3:35AM
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lzrddr(91360)

Almost forgot this one, Aloe Wunderkind. All these are hybrids as someone mentioned... some very complex and some perhaps even not disclosed. Some may not even be 'official'. But many have similar 'ingredients' though some do not. But all are different and none may be your aloe. It is nearly impossible to identify an unknown hybrid unless it is really distinct...

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 2:22AM
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kwie2011

Thanks everyone. I have learned a lot!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 8:41AM
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