ISI 2013-16. Aloe veseyi Reynolds

This cliff-dwelling aloe is restricted in habitat and rare in cultivation. Its pendent stems bear loose rosettes of slender, glaucous-green leaves with elongated white spots. It is said to have yellow to red flowers but only the yellow is known in cultivation. Described in 1959 by Reynolds, it is his type collection that has been tissue-cultured for this introduction: HBG 25907, G. W. Reynolds 8659. It was collected from Kalombo Falls, Northern Province, Zambia, where it grows hanging from rocks and vertical cliff-faces at altitudes of 840–1500 m. $7.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 85 (2), March - April, 2013