Aloe dawei A. Berger
|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...
Dawe's aloe is native to mountainous regions in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda.
It is named for Mr. Dawe, who was the curator of the Botanical Gardens at Entebbe, Uganda
in the early 1900s.
Identification: Plants are up to 3′ (91 cm) tall.
Flowers are red-orange. Blooms December to February.
See the Aloe comparison table.
George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
The Plant List at AZArboretum.org
Aloe dawei description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California · ≈ 2 × 3′ (67 × 101 cm)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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