Aloe divaricata var. divaricata
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata 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”|
|Species||divaricata||Spreading out, growing in a straggly manner|
|var.||divaricata||Spreading out, growing in a straggly manner|
About plant names...
This aloe originates in southwestern Madagascar.
Identification: 6½-9½' (2-3 m) high, rarely up to 20' (6 m).
May have some branches. Dead leaves cover a portion of the trunk(s).
Leaf rosettes contain about 30 bluish-green leaves, each up to 26" (65 cm) × 2½" (7 cm).
Leaf edges have reddish brown teeth. Flower stalks heavily branched, each 6-8" (15-20 cm) long. Scarlet or pale pink.
See the Aloe comparison table.
Photo by Axel Strauß.
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata on JSTOR Plant Science
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata on Desert-tropicals.com
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata on PROTA4U
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata on www.aloes.wz.cz
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 4 × 6' (1.2 × 1.8 m) ID is uncertain
2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 4 × 3½' (1.3 × 1 m)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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