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Aloe spinosissima

Aloe spinosissima A. Berger

 

Spider Aloe, Gold Tooth 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
Speciesspinosissima

About plant names...

This aloe is a hybrid of Aloe arborescens and Aloe humilis.

Identification: Spider aloe produces densely clumped rosettes 31-39" (80-100 cm) in size. Flowers appear on stalks 16-18" (40-45 cm) tall, and are bright coral-red.

Online References:

Aloe spinosissima on Desert-tropicals.com

Aloe spinosissima at California Lutheran University

Aloe spinosissima on Flickr

Aloe spinosissima on www.plantman.co.nz

Aloe spinosissima (Spider Aloe, Gold Tooth Aloe)

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

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

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Aloe spinosissima (Spider Aloe, Gold Tooth Aloe)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Aloe spinosissima (Spider Aloe, Gold Tooth Aloe)

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

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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