Aloe classenii Reynolds
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|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; some sources suggest that the name comes from Alloeh, meaning “shining bitter substance”|
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This critically endangered aloe is a native of Kenya.
Identification: See the Aloe comparison table.
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Aloe classenii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
≈ 33 × 22" (84 × 55 cm)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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