Aloinopsis

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Aloinopsis
Aloinopsis rubrolineata 1.jpg
Aloinopsis rubrolineata in cultivation
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Genus:Aloinopsis
Species

See text.

 
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Aloinopsis
Aloinopsis rubrolineata 1.jpg
Aloinopsis rubrolineata in cultivation
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Core eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Aizoaceae
Genus:Aloinopsis
Species

See text.

Aloinopsis is a genus of ice plants from South Africa, whose genus name stands for "similar to an Aloe".

These plants have a rather large tuberous root system, and is occasionally cultivated for their looks. They also tend to grow more "heads" when they are raised. Most Aloinopsis are winter growers and can react badly to too much water at the wrong time. Aloinopsis malherbei reportedly have "blunt tips to their leaves, which are densely covered with prominent white tubercles."[1]

The species of Aloinopsis are indigenous to an arid area stretching across the border between the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape provinces of South Africa. An outlying species occurs in the far north eastern corner of the Northern Cape.[2]

Species and varieties of Aloinopsis[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardeners chronicle & new horticulturist. Haymarket Publishing. 1968. p. 1. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.succulentguide.com/cactus/?genus=Aloinopsis
  3. ^ a b c d e f Minnesota. University. Andersen Horticultural Library (2004). Andersen Horticultural Library's source list of plants and seeds: a completely revised listing of 2000-2004 catalogs. Andersen Horticultural Library, University of Minnesota Libraries. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-915679-10-2. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Journal of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Cactus and Succulent Society of America. 1929. p. 128. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ The Bulletin of the African Succulent Plant Society. African Succulent Plant Society. 1974. p. 20. Retrieved 29 April 2012.