This is a widely distributed, complex species consisting of many different forms. It is almost always associated with rocky habitat and occurs in coastal areas from Lamberts Bay to the Cape Peninsula, east to Bredasdorp, and as far inland as the Worcester district.
L. aloides is easily recognized by its lanceolate or lorate, usually heavily marked leaves, and its inflorescence of pendulous, cylindrical flowers in which the inner perianth segments protrude conspicuously.
This species has been used extensively in hybridization.
Personal communication with Matt Opel, November 1998
The Lachenalia Handbook, Graham D. Duncan, 1988
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