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Aloe variegata

 

 

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
SpeciesvariegataVariegated, for the irregular bands on the leaves

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Aloe variegata is native to the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and Free State in South Africa. They are not found in the wild in North America.

Identification: Plants are 8-12" (20-30 cm) in height. New, central leaves push older leaves outward in a spiral arrangement. Leaves are dark green, with raised, light green bands, 4-6" (10-15 cm) long. Flowers are orange, on a tall raceme 8-12" (20-30 cm) high.

Online References:

Aloe variegata on Wikipedia

Aloe variegata on Desert-tropicals.com

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

Aloe variegata on Flickr

Aloe variegata on Flickr

Aloe variegata on Flickr

Aloe variegata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Oct 2013.

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Aloe variegata

1/1/2011 · MacDonald-Zachos'
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Range: Zones 9-11:

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