Asphodelaceae

Belongs within: Petrosaviidae.Contains: Bulbine, Alooideae. The Asphodelaceae are a group of monocotyledons found in warmer regions of the Old World, characterised by the possession of hemitropous ovules and arillate seeds (Eggli & Nyffeler 2020). They have been divided between the succulent Alooideae and the largely non-succulent Asphodeloideae but the latter have been found to be… Continue reading Asphodelaceae

Alooideae

Belongs within: Asphodelaceae.Contains: × Gasteraloe, Haworthia, Aloiampelos, Aloe, Gasteria. The Alooideae are a group of succulent monocotyledons found primarily in southern Africa (Eggli & Nyffeler 2020). Synapomorphies (from Eggli & Nyffeler 2020): Leaves succulent; secondary growth often present via secondary thickening meristem; flowers tubular; ovules consistently hemitropous; distinctly bimodal basic karyotype consisting of four long and… Continue reading Alooideae

Aloe

Belongs within: Alooideae.Contains: Aloe series Saponariae, Aloe section Leptoaloe, Aloe subsection Grandes, Aloe subsection Prolongatae, Aloe subsection Magnae. Aloe is a genus of more or less succulent, spiny-leaved plants native to sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia. Characters (from Healy & Edgar 1980): Acaulescent or caulescent, more or less succulent perennials, with or without offsets, stems if… Continue reading Aloe