|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”|
|Species||ortholopha||From Greek orthos, “erect, straight,” and lophos, “a crest;” referring to the one-sided upright-pointing flowers|
About plant names...
Native to the Mvurwi range on the northern Great Dyke in Zimbabwe.
Identification: See the Aloe comparison table.
Aloe ortholopha on Desert-tropicals.com
Aloe ortholopha at the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Aloe ortholopha in Flora of Zimbabwe
Aloe ortholopha on
Aloe ortholopha on apps.kew.org
Aloe ortholopha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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