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Aloe elgonica Bullock

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 aloe is native to Kenya, at elevations between 1.2-1.5 mi (2.0-2.4 km).

Identification: Leaves are tightly spaced, with a pink tinge. Branched spikes of orange-red flowers are 20-35" (50-90 cm) high. Blooms May-September. See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

Aloe elgonica on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe elgonica at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Penninsula in California

Aloe elgonica on www.aloes.wz.cz

Aloe elgonica on SucculentGuide.com


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

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Aloe elgonica

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia
≈ 28 × 21" (71 × 53 cm)

Aloe elgonica

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia
≈ 3 × 2' (1 × 0.7 m)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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