Aloe arborescens Mill. (Cultivated) (S. Tropical & S. Africa: Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe; Introduced into: Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Caroline Is., France, Korea, Madeira, Marshall Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, New South Wales, New Zealand South, Portugal, South Australia, Spain, Tunisia as per POWO)



Aloe aristata Haw. (Cultivated) (S. Africa as per POWO (Aristaloe aristata (Haw.) Boatwr. & J.C.Manning))


Aloe camperi Schweinf. (Cultivated) (NE. Sudan to N. Ethiopia: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan as per POWO)

Aloe ferox Mill. (Cultivated) (Native to: Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho; Introduced into: France as per POWO)

Aloe hemmingii Reynolds & Bally (Cultivated) (NW. Somalia as per WCSP)


Aloe humilis (L.) Mill. ? (Cultivated) (S. Cape Prov.; Introduced into: Algeria, France, Gulf of Guinea Is., Morocco as per POWO)

Aloe juvenna Brandham & S.Carter (Cultivated) (SW. Kenya to N. Tanzania as per POWO)


Aloe maculata All. (Cultivated) (S. Africa: Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces; Introduced into: Argentina Northeast, Baleares, Corse, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Portugal, Queensland, Réunion, South Australia, Spain, St.Helena as per POWO)


Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck (Cultivated)


Aloe variegata L. (Cultivated) (SW. Namibia to Free State: Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia as per POWO)


Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. (Introduced) (Oman; Introduced into: Algeria, Arizona, Aruba, Ascension, Assam, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cayman Is., China South-Central, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Florida, Galápagos, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf States, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Italy, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yemen as per POWO)


Aloe zebrina Baker (Cultivated) (S. Tropical Africa to Namibia: Angola, Botswana, Free State, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO)

Aloe species?- Maravalam Garden, Peelamedu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Aloe species? – Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai


Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
(L.) Burm.f.
Herb Plains,
Cultivated/ Naturalized, Native of Macronesia
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. III, 1989
All districts


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Aloe arborescens Asphodelaceae Krantz Aloe
Aloe deltoideodonta Asphodelaceae Delta-shaped Aloe
Aloe humilis Asphodelaceae Spider Aloe
Aloe maculata Aloe saponaria, Aloe latifolia Asphodelaceae Soap Aloe
Aloe vera Aloe barbadensis, Aloe indica, Aloe vulgaris Asphodelaceae Aloe Vera








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I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Aloe

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Aloe page with comparative images:
Pl. go through Aloe page with comparative images of species in efloraofindia. On clicking the link of species, one can check the complete details.
I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identification in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this genus (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.