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Aloe striata

Aloe striata Haw.

 

Coral Aloe

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
SpeciesstriataRefers to striations—conspicuous longitudinal lines—on the leaf surfaces

About plant names...

Aloe is from the Greek word for the dried juice of this plant; striata refers to the many fine lines that appear on the leaves. This aloe is native to the western and eastern cape provinces of South Africa, and is not found in the wild in North America.

Identification: This aloe is up to 18" (45 cm) tall and 24" (60 cm) around. It does not have a stem. Leaves are blue-green in color, with red-brown teeth. They are wider at the base, more triangular in shape, than many aloe leaves. Flowers appear atop a long, branched stalk, and are a very attractive coral color, between orange and pink, on a raceme 8-12" (20-30 cm) in height. Blooms appear between January and July.

Online References:

Aloe striata on the South African National Biodiversity Institute's web site, plantzafrica.com

Aloe striata at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site

Aloe striata on Desert Connections

Aloe striata on Succulent Gardening: the Art of Nature

Aloe striata on Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents

Aloe striata at Chris A. Martin's site at Arizona State University

Aloe striata (Coral Aloe)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 10 × 15" (26 × 39 cm)

Aloe striata (Coral Aloe)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

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

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Aloe striata (Coral Aloe)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Aloe striata (Coral Aloe)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 12 × 17" (29 × 44 cm)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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