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Annual, perennial herb, shrub [ tree], fleshy or not, rhizomed.
Stem: branched or not.
Leaf: basal or ± so or in terminal clusters, alternate, linear to widely lanceolate [ ovate], small (1.5–27 cm, 0.5–3 mm wide) [to large (1.9–4 m, 3–6 cm wide)], leathery or not, fleshy or not, entire or with minute sharp teeth or coarse prickles.
Inflorescence: panicle [ spike, raceme], bracts scattered.
Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, radial or ± bilateral, free or ± fused; stamens 6, equal or not, anthers attached at base or middle; ovary superior, chambers 3.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
Seed: 6–many, flat, angled, or winged, gray, brown, ± black, black-brown.
± 17 genera, 800 species: Africa, Medit to c Asia. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Asphodelaceae
Perennial, shrub [ tree], fleshy, sap bitter.Key to Aloe
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]
Erect, densely clumped.
Stem: 0–0.2 m, simple or branched.
Leaf: 1–3 dm, 5–12 cm wide, lanceolate to ovate, adaxially pale to dark green with white spots, abaxially green.
Inflorescence: branches 0 or 2–5, raceme-like, 20–65-flowered, 10–30 cm, dense.
Flower: perianth 25–40 mm, 2–10 mm wide, constricted above ovary, orange-red to pink; stamens unequal, outer 25–30 mm, inner 30–35 mm, anthers 4–5 mm.
Fruit: 20–35 mm, 8–16 mm wide, oblong, red-brown.
Seed: ± 2 mm.
Coastal bluffs; < 100 m. Central Coast (Point Conception);
Previous taxon: Aloe
Next taxon: Aloe × schoenlandii
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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