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Aloe dawei A. Berger

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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Dawe’s aloe is native to mountainous regions in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. It is named for Mr. Dawe, who was the curator of the Botanical Gardens at Entebbe, Uganda in the early 1900s.

Identification: Plants are up to 3' (91 cm) tall. Flowers are red-orange. Blooms December to February.

See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

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

Aloe dawei on www.africamuseum.be

Aloe dawei on the Plant List at AZArboretum.org

Aloe dawei on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe dawei on SucculentGuide.com

Aloe dawei on Clippix ETC

Aloe pole-evansii

Aloe beniensis


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

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Aloe dawei

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia
≈ 27 × 34" (67 × 85 cm)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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