Taxon: Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f.

 
Genus: Aloe
Family: Asphodelaceae
  Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Nomen number: 311403
Place of publication: Fl. indica 83. 1768 1 Mar-6 Apr
Name Verified on: 28-Sep-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Dec-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F)
  • Materials: gum/resin (for cosmetics fide Pl Book; Dict Econ Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Dict Econ Pl; Pl Book; Econ Bot 7:100-105. 1953, as A. barbadensis; Ayurveda Ency, as A. indica; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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