Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.; Liliaceae Juss.; Xanthorrhoeaceae Dum.
Aloe haworthioides var. aurantiaca
Distribution: Endemic to central Madagascar, Mont Jaody in Massif Andringitra south of Betsileo.
Habitat: Mountain slopes, among rocks.
Description: Small stemless plant, roots fleshy, spindle shaped; leaf rosette dense, 3–5 cm in diameter, leaves 30–35, spreading, 3–4 cm long, 6–8 mm wide near base, tapering with terminal spine, edges with white marginal spines, surfaces with white protuberances; inflorescens straight, usually simple, 20–30 cm tall with 12–30 flowers, in this variety orange, buds with greenish tips. Nominate variety has red flowers and the two are sympatric to Massif Andringitra.
Use: In cultivation this plant is very sensitive to overwatering.
Threat and Protection: Aloe haworthioides is protected under CITES.
Remarks: This variety was described in 1926 by French botanist Henri Perrier de la Bâthie, specialist in flora of Madagascar.
Aloe haworthioides var. aurantiaca
Aloe haworthioides var. aurantiaca
Aloe haworthioides var. aurantiaca
These images were taken in culture.