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Aloe mubendiensis

Aloe mubendiensis Christian

 

 

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
SpeciesmubendiensisFrom the Mubende district in central Uganda [not verified!]

About plant names...

These aloes originated in the Mubende District in Uganda.

Identification: These occur at elevations between 4000-4500' (1.2-1.4 km). See the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:

Aloe mubendiensis on ZipcodeZoo.com

Aloe mubendiensis on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe mubendiensis on CalPhotos

Aloe mubendiensis on Flickr

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

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Aloe mubendiensis

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm) ID is uncertain

Aloe mubendiensis

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 4½ × 7" (11 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Aloe mubendiensis

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Aloe mubendiensis

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 24 × 15" (62 × 38 cm)

Aloe mubendiensis

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 5 × 8" (13 × 19 cm) ID is uncertain

Aloe mubendiensis

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm) ID is uncertain

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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