|Author: ||Raymond Decary 1926
Aloestrela suzannae, Molteno & Gideon F.Sm.
This member of the Asphodelaceae
family was described by Raymond Decary in 1926. It is found on Madagascar,
growing in well-drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem
will grow to more than 20 centimetres in diameter and it rises to more
than 3 meters. The flower-stand adds 4-6 meters more. The flowers are
white to crème.
This one from
Copenhagen Botanical Garden 2003/4. There were about 1000 single
flowers, which was supposed to be pollinated by bats and birds. The pollen was
collected, and will be swapped with an other botanical garden. This
plant has been in the collection for 31 years.
It is said, there are only
one or maybe five plant back in the wild!
Former a member of the Aloaceae and the Liliaceae families.