Aloe arborescens × ferox
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Xanthorrhoeaceae||Aloes, many tropical plants, flax lilies, daylilies, many others|
|Genus||Aloe||Means “goddess” in ancient Sanskrit, for its reputed use as a beauty aid|
|Species||arborescens||Woody or tree-like, becoming like a tree|
|×||ferox||Ferocious, 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
both of these have been found to share Aloe vera’s curative properties, so perhaps this cross is
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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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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