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Aloe ortholopha

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyXanthorrhoeaceaeAloes, many tropical plants, flax lilies, daylilies, many others
GenusAloeMeans “goddess” in ancient Sanskrit, for its reputed use as a beauty aid
SpeciesortholophaFrom Greek orthos, “erect, straight,” and lophos, “a crest;” referring to the one-sided upright-pointing flowers

About plant names...

Native to the Mvurwi range on the northern Great Dyke in Zimbabwe.

Identification: See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

Aloe ortholopha on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe ortholopha at the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Aloe ortholopha in Flora of Zimbabwe

Aloe ortholopha on XericWorld.com

Aloe ortholopha on apps.kew.org

Aloe ortholopha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Aloe ortholopha

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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