Aloinopsis Schwantes

From aloe combined with the Greek suffix -opsis, resemblance, referring to the similarity between this genus and the genus Aloe.

Small tufted perennial herbs with the internodes not visible. Leaves fleshy, spoon shaped, flattened, 4-6 on each flowering shoot, warty, or softly hairy. Flowers 1(2-4). Petals brown, orange, yellow or pink. Ovary with 6-14 chambers, the ovules with parietal placentation. The commoner species are keyed out below but others occur in collections.

Mostly by seed.

Aloe-like body with spoon-shaped, flattened leaves.

About 8 species from W and C  South Africa.

Source: Spencer, R.; Thompson, A. (1997). Aizoaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Aizoaceae