Fl. Indica, 83. 1768
Phenology: Flowering spring–winter, occasionally at other times.
Habitat: Hammocks, sandy areas, roadsides, and similar places in full sun
Elevation: 0 and 1300 m
Ariz., Fla., Tex., Mediterranean region and Atlantic islands (Canary, Madeira, and Cape Verde).
This is the aloe of commerce and source of bitter aloe. Most of the world’s supply is grown in southern Texas and adjacent northwestern Mexico and the West Indies. The species is thought to be native to the Atlantic islands and is widely used as an indoor ornamental. It is often cultivated outdoors in the southwestern United States, where it occasionally escapes.
|Author||Walter C. Holmes + and Heather L. White +|
|Authority||(Linnaeus) Burman f. +|
|Basionyms||Aloe perfoliata var. vera +|
|Common name||Barbados aloe +, Curaçao aloe +, medicinal aloe +, unguentine cactus + and burn plant +|
|Distribution||Ariz. +, Fla. +, Tex. +, Mediterranean region and Atlantic islands (Canary +, Madeira + and And Cape Verde). +|
|Elevation||0 and 1300 m +|
|Habitat||Hammocks, sandy areas, roadsides, and similar places in full sun +|
|Illustrator||Bee F. Gunn +|
|Phenology||Flowering spring–winter, occasionally at other times. +|
|Publication title||Fl. Indica, +|
|Publication year||1768 +|
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|Synonyms||Aloe barbadensis +|
|Taxon family||Aloaceae +|
|Taxon name||Aloe vera +|
|Taxon parent||Aloe +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|