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Aloe arborescens   (Krantz Aloe)


Aloe arborescens  (XANTHORRHOEACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Aloe arborescens retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 2019-Mar-22

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Aloe arborescensMiller
Published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8, no. 3 (1768)

Synonyms :

Basionym or principal synonym: Aloe mutabilis
Full list of synonyms : [ Euro+Med ]   [ PlantList ]   [ IPNI ]   [ Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Xanthorrhoeaceae The Grass Tree Family 6 Xanthorrhoeaceae species recorded from Malta.
Dumortier

English name(s) :

Krantz Aloe

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Cultivated for agricultural or horticultural purposes but can be found in the wild as an escapee

Frequency :

Data not available - casual in the wild as a garden/field escape

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Macro-Phanerophyte (High trees)
Germination [info]: Monocotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Dec-Feb

Colour of Flowers:

Orange or Red

Remarks :

According to the formula of Fr. Romano Zago, a mixture of blended leaves and honey is of great curative strength for many ailments. One teaspoon three times a day is enough for many cures. Info provided by Rev. Father Jim Morris. More info [here]


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Naturalized from gardens on rocks, mostly near the sea

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Freely-branched shrub with erect to spreading stems 1·5-3·5 m, up to 30 cm in diameter. Leaves 50-60 × 5-7 cm, dull greyish-green, patent or somewhat deflexed, crowded in terminal rosettes, the dead leaves persistent for c. 50 cm below the rosette; surface smooth, without spots; marginal teeth scarcely spinose, forwardly curved, greenish. Inflorescence c. 80 cm, simple or with one short branch. Raceme 20-30 × 10-12 cm; bracts 15-20 mm, greenish; pedicels 35-40 mm. Perianth 35-40 mm, scarlet; segments free. Stamens exceeding perianth by 3-5 mm. Naturalized

Distributional range:

S.W. Europe

Native region outside Europe:

(Southern Africa, northwards to Malawi.)


Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Introduced in  France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Portugal

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

[Ag Ca Ga Hs Lu Ma Md Tn]


Images (11 images)
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-0.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-1.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-2.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-3.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-4.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-5.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-6.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-7.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-8.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-9.
   Aloe arborescens   -   Image Code: ALOAB-10.

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Wikipedia

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GBIF

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Cat. of Life

EoL

IPNI

The Plant List

NYBG

Vienna Virt. Hb.

RBGE

KEW

MNHN

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