Aloe vera

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Aloe vera
Aloe vera flower inset.png
Aloe vera plant with flower detail inset
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species:
A. vera
Binomial name
Aloe vera
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Aloe barbadensis Mill.
  • Aloe barbadensis var. chinensis Haw.
  • Aloe chinensis (Haw.) Baker
  • Aloe elongata Murray
  • Aloe flava Pers.
  • Aloe indica Royle
  • Aloe lanzae Tod.
  • Aloe maculata Forssk. (illegitimate)
  • Aloe perfoliata var. vera L.
  • Aloe rubescens DC.
  • Aloe variegata Forssk. (illegitimate)
  • Aloe vera Mill. (illegitimate)
  • Aloe vera var. chinensis (Haw.) A. Berger
  • Aloe vera var. lanzae Baker
  • Aloe vera var. littoralis J.Koenig ex Baker
  • Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Aloe vera - Muséum de Toulouse (MHNT)

Aloe vera (/ˈæl/ or /ˈæl/) is a species of succulent plant in the genus Aloe. It is originally from the Arabian Peninsula but it grows wild in tropical climates around the world. It is a popular houseplant species.[3]

Aloe vera is used in many consumer products. These include drinks, skin lotion, cosmetics, and ointments for small burns and sunburns. There is little scientific evidence that Aloe vera works for treating burns or sunburns or that it is safe for treating them.

References[change | change source]

  1. Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. Tropicos.org
  2. Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. is an accepted name . theplantlist.org
  3. Perkins, Cyndi. "Is Aloe a Tropical Plant?". SFgate.com. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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