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Location

  • San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Species Collection

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Winter

Gardens

Plants: Species

Aloe: Dawe's Aloe Aloe dawei

FAMILY: LILIACEAE (Lily Family)

In the early 1900s Mr. Dawe, curator of the Botanical Gardens at Entebbe, Uganda, first described aloes that had leaves "armed with pungent reddish-brown teeth." The slow-growing Central African aloes were therefore named after him: Dawe's aloe Aloe dawei.