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Aloe elgonica

Aloe elgonica Bullock

 

 

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
Specieselgonica

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This aloe is native to Kenya, at elevations between 1.2-1.5 mi (2.0-2.4 km).

Identification: Leaves are tightly spaced, with a pink tinge. Branched spikes of orange-red flowers are 20-35" (50-90 cm) high. Blooms May-September. See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

Aloe elgonica on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe elgonica at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Aloe elgonica on www.aloes.wz.cz

Aloe elgonica on SucculentGuide.com

Aloe elgonica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Aloe elgonica

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 27 × 22" (68 × 56 cm)

Aloe elgonica

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 3 × 2' (1 × 0.7 m)

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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