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

Genus: Aloe
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae subfamily: Asphodeloideae. Also placed in: Aloaceae Asphodelaceae
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 updated: 10-Dec-2002
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • aloe vera   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Barbados aloe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Curaçao aloe   (Source: Dict Econ Pl ) – English
  • true aloe   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • West Indian aloe   (Source: Econ Bot 7:99. 1953) – English
  • aloès vulgaire   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • echte Aloe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • babosa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • babosa-medicinal   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-babosa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • acibar   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • aloe   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sávila   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • äkta aloe   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands

  • widely naturalized

  • widely cultivated




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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 September 2015)

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