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
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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.
comparison table. Aloe
Photo by Axel Strauß.
on JSTOR Plant Science Aloe divaricata var. divaricata
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on PROTA4U Aloe divaricata var. divaricata
on www.aloes.wz.cz Aloe divaricata var. divaricata Older scientific names
Aloe divaricata var. divaricata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
≈ 4 × 5' (1.2 × 1.6 m) ID is uncertain
2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California
≈ 4 × 3½' (1.3 × 1 m)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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