All Africa, Madagascar, Arabia, and Atlantic islands.
Genera 5, species ca. 700 (1 genus, 2 species in the flora).
Aloaceae are closely related to and included by some authors in Liliaceae.
The juice of some Aloe species is used to make a purgative called bitter aloe; active ingredients include aloin and other anthraquinones. Additionally, the thick, mucilaginous gel of some species is widely used to treat minor thermal burns, itching, and sunburn.
|Author||Walter C. Holmes + and Heather L. White +|
|Common name||Aloe Family +|
|Distribution||All Africa +, Madagascar +, Arabia + and and Atlantic islands. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
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|Taxon family||Aloaceae +|
|Taxon name||Aloaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|