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Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f.
Aloe

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southern Africa; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Aloe vera
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Aloe vera available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Aloe vera has been found in the following 20 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Reported
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Everglades National Park Doubtfully Present
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Indian Key Historic State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miramar Pineland Natural Area (Snake Creek) Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Reported
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Sunny Palms Pineland Present Not Native, Cultivated Only


Aloe vera has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Cultivated Only
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized




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Aloe vera
Copyright by: Shirley Denton