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Aloe classenii Reynolds

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; some sources suggest that the name comes from Alloeh, meaning “shining bitter substance”

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This critically endangered aloe is a native of Kenya.

Identification: See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

Aloe classenii on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe classenii on xericworld.com

Aloe classenii on ARKive: Images of Life on Earth

Aloe classenii on SucculentGuide.com


Aloe classenii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Aloe classenii

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia
≈ 33 × 22" (84 × 55 cm)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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