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Author:  R. Klopper & G. Smith, 2013
Family:  ALOACEAE*
Origin:  South Africa, Mozambique, Eswatini
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  90-300 Centimetres
Height:  15-18 Metres
Flower:  Rose-Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Tree Aloe
Synonyms:  Aloe barberiae, William Turner Thiselton Dyer 1874.
Aloe bainesii
,  William Turner Thiselton Dyer, 1874.
Aloe zeyheri, M.E.Barber

This giant member of the Aloaceae* family was given this name by Ronell Renett Klopper and Gideon Francois Smith in 2013. It is found in South Africa, Mozambique and Eswatini growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow from 90 to 300 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 18 metres in height. The flowers are rose-pink.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016,  Aloaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.. IPNI have Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Aloidendron, meaning 'tree aloe'.  The species name is named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, 1818-1899, a British amateur scientist who discovered it.

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