SPHENOPHYLLUS C.A. Smith
Section: 4 Incisilobati
Common in the Eastern Cape.
A large species, with plain, elongated,
light green leaves with a horny margin to
the base, sometimes with a reddish edge,
but never spotted. Sometimes with
auriculate (ear-like) projections on leaf
bases, like A. maculatus.
Easy and unexciting - cut back if your
plants get leggy.
Merges westwards into A. maculatus
and is probably not distinct.
The flower spike can be quite dense and
attractive in Section 4.
A. sphenophyllus, at the Valley of Desolation,
NW. Graaff Reinet.
A. sphenophyllus, NE.
Flowers with small trichomes in