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The genus Aloe is arguably one of Africa’s most iconic and valued plant genera. It is prized by succulent plant collectors, horticulturalists, and pharmaceutical companies alike for its fleshy leaves and therapeutic medicinal properties.
The Aloe Names Book compiles for the first time the current taxonomy of each species, the over 1,500 names by which aloes are known globally, as well as hundreds of historical names and the richly descriptive meanings of Latin names used for aloes. This volume also features an easily searchable, definitive list of aloe-derived products, accompanied by an introduction to aloes, a comprehensive reference list, and color photographs of over 300 aloe species. The Aloe Names Book will be an essential reference for succulent enthusiasts, growers, researchers and agencies responsible for trade in endangered species.

232 pages | 313 color plates | 8 2/3 x 5 7/8 | © 2011

Biological Sciences: Botany

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Table of Contents

Authors of The Aloe Names Book
Contributors to The Aloe Names Book

    Useful aloes
    Conservation and trade
    Plant names
    About this book
Part I: Accepted names with synonyms, etymology, common names and products
Part II: Names for which the exact application is unknown
Part III: References
Part IV: Lists
    Common names
    Sources species

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