R. Klopper & G. Smith, 2013|
South Africa, Mozambique, Eswatini|
Aloe barberiae, William Turner
Thiselton Dyer 1874. |
Aloe bainesii, William Turner Thiselton Dyer,
Aloe zeyheri, M.E.Barber
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
now part of
the Asphodelaceae.. IPNI have
meaning 'tree aloe'.
The species name is named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, 1818-1899, a
British amateur scientist who discovered it.