Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.

  • Family : LILIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Xanthorrhoeaceae
  • Species : Aloe vera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
  • Common name : True Aloe, Indian Aloe
  • Vernacular name : Kumari, Ghrtakumari (San.); Ghikumari (Hin.); Lolesara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14145
  • Key identification features : A large perennial herb (50-100 cm.). Roots are slender and fibrous. Leaves arise from the base of the plant, all from the same level. They are thick, fleshy with apex drawn out into a pointed structure with prickly margins. Flowers arise on a terminal elongated erect inflorescence, older ones being at the base and the youngest at the apex. Stamens are six and shortly exserted. Fruit is an ellipsoidal and three-angled capsule.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Mediterranean
  • Comments : Root and leaf extracts has highly medicinal. Also cultivated in household.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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