Aloe thraskii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
A. thraskii
Binomial name
Aloe thraskii

Aloe thraskii, the dune aloe, is a South African plant in the genus Aloe.


The orange-yellow flowers, growing on the typically compact, cylindrical racemes
Young plant in cultivation

The dune aloe is a tall, fast-growing, un-branched aloe, which develops a very large rosette. The long, pale, grey-green leaves are deeply grooved or channeled (U-shaped in cross-section) and recurve downwards.

The orange and yellow flowers grow in short, compact, cylindrical racemes, on multi-branched inflorescences.[2]


These plants are naturally found in dune vegetation along the coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape of South Africa.[3]

See also


  1. ^  Species was first described and published in Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. 18: 180. 1880. London. "Plant Name Details for Aloe thraskii". IPNI. Retrieved August 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Introduction to Tree Aloes, part 1: the solitary, unbranched species - Dave's Garden". Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  3. ^ Pooley, E. (1993). The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. ISBN 0-620-17697-0.