Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.




Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?



Arabian Peninsula?


Biology & Ecology










Carter, S, Lavranos, J J, Newton, L E & Walker, C C (2011). Aloes. The definitive guide. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew / British Cactus and Succulent Society.

Grace, O M, Buerki, S, Symonds, M R E, Forest, F, van Wyk, A E, Smith, G F, Klopper, R R, Bjorå, C S, Neale, S, Demissew, S, Simmonds, M S J & Rønsted, N (2015) Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15:29: 1-12.

Walker, Colin C. (2015). The origin and predominance of Aloe vera. CactusWorld 33(4): 276-277.


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