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Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:53 pm
by fero
I've been doing some potting up. Found this one I'd given some water to last week because it was looking dry. When I saw the label I desided it wanted potting up as well as maybe to was directed at me.
Any ideas of an ID

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:58 pm
by Stuart
Aloe Gariepensis, Gariep was the old name for the Orange River.
Stuart

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:28 pm
by fero
Thank you Stuart, now I can update the label

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:08 pm
by Tony R
Stuart wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Aloe Gariepensis, Gariep was the old name for the Orange River.
Stuart
The broken label also says ISI 1248.
These were 4 year old plants when distributed, grown from seeds of Aloe gariepensis collected at the type locality, Marinka's Spring, near Warmbad, Namibia.

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:51 pm
by fero
Well spotted Tony
You've got a sharp eye. I had mis read the label and was sure the plant was calling me a penis. So I dilagently repoted it. Hopefully it will grow into a better specimen.
I will make sure to put the number on the new label.
How long ago was it distributed.
Their are some lovely red ones on google images .
I've got a nice red one can't remember what name it's got similar dots, I'll try and take a pic tomorrow.

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:40 pm
by Tony R
fero wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:51 pm

How long ago was it distributed.
Was on the ISI list March-April 1981.
Published in CSJA 1981 Vol 53 p69
Offered for sale at $4

Re: Any ideas for what this was trying to say

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:49 am
by fero
Morning Tony
I have the NCSJ journals from 1981 though I don't have any of the american journals.
I'm pretty sure this plant doesn't look 40 years old, though the label certainly does. Do you think it's a pup from original plants.
Enjoy your Sunday, it's lovely and sunny here with grass frost bbrr.
Thank you for the info