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Fam. tradit.: Liliaceae / Lily Fam.       APG: Xanthorrhoeaceae / Grass Tree Fam.

Genus:  Aloe  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   BURM.F.:  Nicolaas Laurens Burman (1734 - 1793), Dutch botanist, son of Johannes Burman
 

Etymology:
   Aloe:   alwa elewa (Syrian) = fore breast milk (colostrum)
   vera:   true
 

Aloe vera / True Aloe, Teneriffa Barranco del Infierno 12.2.1989
Fig. 1:  Aloe vera / True Aloe
Teneriffa, Barranco del Infierno 12.2.1989
Aloe vera / True Aloe, Teneriffa El Conde 12.2.1989
Fig. 2:  Aloe vera / True Aloe
Teneriffa, El Conde 12.2.1989

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