Aloe suzannae Decary
Suzanne’s aloe, tree aloe
|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”|
About plant names...
Aloe suzannae is native to Madagascar, and not found in the wild in North America.
It is a critically endangered species. The few plants in botanical gardens were collected
more than 50 years ago; no more are known to exist in the wild.
Identification: These are small trees up to 9½' (3 m) high,
with a trunk up to 8" (20 cm) around, and rosettes of thick gray-green leaves are up to
3' (91 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white or cream-colored.
ARKive: Images of Life on Earth
Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents
The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species
Aloe suzannae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
≈ 5½ × 4½' (1.6 × 1.4 m)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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