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Aloe arborescens × ferox

 

Aloe

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
SpeciesarborescensWoody or tree-like, becoming like a tree
×feroxFerocious, very thorny

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This aloe cross is a native of South Africa. I couldn’t find any information about it. I did find a study of the two species this is a cross between—Aloe arborescens and Aloe ferox—and both of these have been found to share Aloe vera’s curative properties, so perhaps this cross is beneficial too.

Online References:

Aloe arborescens × ferox from Declan McCullagh Photography

Aloe arborescens hybrids from Made-in-Afrika

Aloe ferox hybrid from Made-in-Afrika

Aloe arborescens × ferox description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Aloe arborescens (Aloe)

A hybrid. · 2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 25 × 39" (63 × 99 cm) ID is uncertain

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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