Aloe springatei-neumannii
  • Aloe springatei-neumannii

Aloe springatei-neumannii

No tax

Nice maculate Aloe, offsetting when old, with a tall few branched inflorescence, with typical "paunchy" bright yellow and glossy flowers followed by large capsules.
Described in 2011 by Len Newton, it is still very uncommon in cultivation.

Seeds from controlled cross pollination of mother plants from the original collection, cultivated in Portugal.

Kenya Flag Kisumu, Kenya

Seed Packet: 5 Seeds

Michael Neumann from Bonn Botanic Garden, bulb specialist, first collected this species in south-western Kenya in 1991. Lawrie Springate, researcher on the Flora of the Arabian Peninsula from RBGE, particularly interested in succulent plants, made a second collection in the same area in 1999 and persuaded Len Newton, professor at Kenyatta University and co-author of Aloe The Definitive Guide, that it was a new species. Unfortunately Lawrie passed away before the publication of this species with its unusual epithet celebrating the two collectors.