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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial, shrub [ tree], fleshy, sap bitter.
Stem: branched or not.
Leaf: basal and cauline, reduced upward, simple, base clasping, margin with coarse prickles [ entire].
Inflorescence: generally axillary, generally ± scapose, [ spike] raceme or panicle with many raceme-like branches, bracted.
Flower: generally nodding, odor 0; perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, fused except near tip [± to base]; stamens [3 or]6, unequal; ovary superior, chambers 3, style slender.
Seed: many, flat, generally winged.
± 300 species: Medit Eur, s Asia, especially Africa. (Arabic name for these plants) Aloe striatula Haw. may be naturalizing locally in SnFrB (Berkeley Hills).
Unabridged references: [Reynolds 1950 Aloës of S Africa, Cape Times Ltd]
1. Perianth lobes 5–10 mm; stamens exserted ..... A. maculata
1' Perianth lobes < 2 mm; stamens included ..... A. ×schoenlandii
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