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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

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913, but reported as "very persistent" in the Florida Keys by Small in 1933. Although reported as naturalized in South Florida by the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, we consider this as persisting from cultivation nearly throughout the Florida Keys.

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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 reported from the following 11 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Reported
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
Indian Key Historic State Park Reported
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present 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
National Key Deer Refuge Reported






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Aloe vera
Copyright by: Shirley Denton