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Aloe camperi Schweinf.

Nubian aloe

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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; some sources suggest that the name comes from Alloeh, meaning “shining bitter substance”

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Nubian aloe is a native of Eritrea and Ethiopia. It has become naturalized in South Africa.

Identification: These aloes have a short stem and reach 2-3′ (60-91 cm) in height and up to 2′ (60 cm) around. They often form colonies. Leaves are dark green, with white flecks near the stem on the leaf undersides. Flower spikes are densely covered with pale shades of pinkish to orange, opening to yellow. Flowers may also be a uniform salmon orange color. They appear in April to May.

See also the Aloe comparison table.

Online References:




The South Coast Botanic Garden

Wikimedia Commons

The Huntington Botanical Gardens (Aloe camperi ‘Cornuta’)


Aloe camperi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Aloe camperi (Nubian aloe)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia · ≈ 3½ × 2½′ (110 × 73 cm)

Range: Zones 8b-11:

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