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Unread postby yoda » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:44 pm

What species of Aloe are found in Kruger?
And where are the best places to see them?

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Unread postby bucky » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:16 am

There are more than I could mention as far as species go .

There are lots in all the camp gardens .

Most hillsides have a few species also , there are some nice ones around olifants camp .
The tar road from tshokwane to lower sabie has a few near the nkumbe lookout , and also along muntshe mountain .

Other than that , they are all over the show , the best time to see them is winter when they are flowering.
The grassland species are often overlooked , as they are covered by the grass , and you often only see there flowers .

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Unread postby yoda » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:54 pm

Hi,

Thanks for that.

I have seen Aloe chabaudii in the Skakuza area, not far from the Sabi.

Also seen Aloe marlothii on the ridge (rhs of road a few km from Olifants)on the tar road from Olifants to Letaba.

And as you say, the camps have some good plantings too.
Last time I was in Kruger in August, the mousebirds were feasting on the honey from the Aloe vryheidensis (not 100% about species) in Olifants.

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Unread postby bert » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:33 pm

Yoda
Lots of Aloe are found in satara near the swimming pool
and orpen camp .

Lots of sunbirds feasting on the flowers

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:36 pm

Ther's also Aloe Angelica in the FAR north
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Unread postby Boulder » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:51 pm

And PB dont forget the Aloe Excelsior
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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:17 pm

And these would be??? (Found at the end of the Flycatcher trail in Punda Maria.)
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:48 pm

DQ,

Your first pic is a Krantz Aloe, not sure what your second one is.

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Unread postby Jay » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:02 pm

DQ, I think the second one is the Aloe chabaudii, but JB would most likely be the one to confirm that :wink:


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