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Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:25 am
by Terry S.
Colin disparaged Reynolds in another thread as being out-of-date. Consult it and you will find that the plants of var. aurantiaca are very similar to the type with equally bristly leaves. It differs in "having the whole spike including axis, bracts and perianths of beautiful bright orange-red with the stamens yellow". Unfortunately, no colour pictures are included.

Perianth for the type is given as "white to pale pink", no mention of filament colour.

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:12 am
by Stuart
I listed both the Reynolds books on ebay about five years ago, realising that they were very dated and I rarely made any use of them. Despite having over 2500 'followers' on ebay, the starting price was £2.50 and the Africa one sold for £5 and the Madagascar one £7.50. Maybe a bargain but I've not missed them.

Stuart

Re: Aloe haworthioides var aurantiaca

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:07 pm
by BrianMc
Stuart wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:12 am
I listed both the Reynolds books on ebay about five years ago, realising that they were very dated and I rarely made any use of them. Despite having over 2500 'followers' on ebay, the starting price was £2.50 and the Africa one sold for £5 and the Madagascar one £7.50. Maybe a bargain but I've not missed them.

Stuart
:eek: That's not much is it. It can't have been much further back that those volumes were fetching in excess of £100 each. Perhaps the Kew volume reduced their worth.