Aloe striata Haw.
|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||striata||Refers to striations—conspicuous longitudinal lines—on the leaf surfaces|
About plant names...
Aloe is from the Greek word for the dried juice of this plant; striata refers
to the many fine lines that appear on the leaves. This aloe is native to the western and eastern
cape provinces of South Africa, and is not found in the wild in North America.
Identification: This aloe is up to 1½′ (45 cm) tall and
2′ (60 cm) around. It does not have a stem. Leaves are blue-green in color, with
red-brown teeth. They are wider at the base, more triangular in shape, than many aloe leaves.
Flowers appear atop a long, branched stalk, and are a very attractive coral color, between orange and pink, on a raceme 8-12″ (20-30 cm)
in height. Blooms appear between January and July.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute's web site, plantzafrica.com
George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site
Succulent Gardening: the Art of Nature
Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents
Chris A. Martin's site at Arizona State University
4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland · ≈ 10 × 15″ (26 × 39 cm)
Aloe striata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland · ≈ 1 × 2′ (41 × 62 cm)
4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland · ≈ 9 × 6″ (23 × 15 cm)
4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland · ≈ 12 × 17″ (29 × 44 cm)
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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