|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||rauhii||Named for German botanist Werner Rauh|
About plant names...
This aloe originates in southwestern Madagascar; it does not grow naturally anywhere else.
Identification: Plants are less than 6" (15 cm) high, except for
a tall flowering spike up to 3' (1 m) high.
Leaf rosettes are about 5" (12 cm) in diameter. Leaves
have characteristic elongated white oval spots which are the source of the common name
”snowflake aloe.” Green and white leaves become a purplish orange
color in full sunlight.
Photo by KENPEI.
Aloe rauhii on Desert-tropicals.com
Aloe rauhii on BackyardGardener.com
Aloe rauhii on Forest and Kim Starr’s Starr Environmental site
Aloe rauhii on Wikipedia
Aloe rauhii on Wikimedia Commons
Aloe rauhii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA ID is uncertain
Range: Zones 10-11:
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