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Taxon: Aloe ferox Mill.

 
Genus: Aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Nomen number: 2541
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Aloe no. 22. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Book; Dict Econ Pl; Econ Bot 7:116. 1953; Herbs Commerce ed2; Econ Bot 15:311. 1961)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Lesotho, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Note: translation of German edition by M. Wichtl, ed.
  3. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  4. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Aloe+ferox&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  7. Gibbs Russell, G. E. et al. 1985, 1987. List of species of Southern African plants, ed. 2. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa Note: v. 51. 1985; v. 56. 1987
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  9. Hodge, W. H. 1953. The drug aloes of commerce, with special reference to the Cape species. Econ. Bot. 7:99-129.
  10. Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 3:457. Note: mentions
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Morton, J. F. 1961. Folk uses and commercial exploitation of Aloe leaf pulp. Econ. Bot. 15:311.
  15. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. Reynolds, G. W. 1974. The aloes of South Africa, ed. 3.
  18. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1980. Flora europaea. 5:21. Note: naturalized
  19. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  20. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  21. Wyk, B.-E. van et al. 2009. Medicinal plants of South Africa Note: Briza Publications, Pretoria, South Africa

Check other web resources for Aloe ferox Mill. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2541. Accessed 23 August 2019.