Aloe schomeri Rauh
|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”|
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This species is from southeastern Madagascar. It does not occur naturally in North America.
I can’t find any information about this species.
(For an interesting diversion, check out these stellar photos, curated by Bárbol, of Madagascar wildlife.)
Aloe schomeri on www.aloes.wz.cz
Aloe schomeri on Flickr
Aloe schomeri description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona
≈ 20 × 30" (50 × 75 cm) ID is uncertain
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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