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Common name

English: Barbados aloe

German: Echte Aloe

Mandarin: 芦荟 (lu hui)

Portuguese: Babosa

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2596)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2495)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Asparagales (44)

        Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae (15)(family description)

          Genus: Aloe (12)

            Epithet: vera (L.) Burm. f. (2)

Synonyms: Aloe barbadensis P. Mill., Aloe perfoliata var. vera L., Aloe vulgaris Lam.

barbadensis => of or from Barbados

perfoliata => leaves surrounding or embracing the stem

vera => true

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Aloe vera at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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