Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15038 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f.
Common name   Barbados aloe
Kenna Mikesell   29  
Coll. Date 01 September 2007 
United States
Pima County
Locality Oro Valley, 10 yards NW of Breezy Pine Court;
     Elev.: 2725 ft. (831 m.)
Habitat Notes in a wash; with Cercidium, Carnegia; 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 32° 24'  41.83" N, 110° 59'  18.21" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes CULTIVATED, possibly escaped and established. 


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f.

     Aloe barbadensis P. Mill.
     Aloe perfoliata vera
     Aloe perfoliata var. vera L.
     Aloe vulgaris Lam.

Common Name(s): Barbados aloe.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=182653, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Liliales
                                Family: Aloeaceae
                                    Genus: Aloe
                                        Species: Aloe vera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15038s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15032 Acacia smallii     326 ft. S
15039 Agave parryi  var. parryi   "Parry's century plant" 229 ft. SE
15036 Baccharis sarothroides      "desertbroom" 172 ft. N
15035 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 326 ft. S
15043 Cylindropuntia bigelovii      "teddybear cholla" 56 ft. SE
15042 Cylindropuntia fulgida      "jumping cholla" 157 ft. SE
15041 Cylindropuntia spinosior      "walkingstick cactus" 199 ft. SE
15040 Fouquieria splendens      "ocotillo" 306 ft. SE
15033 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 357 ft. S
15046 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" 71 ft. NW
15045 Opuntia microdasys      "angel's-wings" 56 ft. SE
15044 Opuntia phaeacantha      "tulip pricklypear" 56 ft. SE
15034 Prosopis chilensis      "algarrobo" 326 ft. S
15037 Yucca aloifolia      "aloe-leaf yucca" 86 ft. N


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
El Conquistador Country Club (Locale) Pima County, AZ 1.1 mi. SW 2664  Ruelas Canyon 
Oro Valley Country Club Golf Course (Locale) Pima County, AZ 1.7 mi. SE 2507  Oro Valley 
Tortolita (Populated Place) Pima County, AZ 1.7 mi. W 2690  Ruelas Canyon 
Oro Valley (Populated Place) Pima County, AZ 1.9 mi. SE 2543  Oro Valley 
Honey Bee Canyon (Valley) Pima County, AZ 2.3 mi. NE   Oro Valley 
El Conquistador Golf Course (Locale) Pima County, AZ 2.2 mi. SE 2635  Oro Valley 
Steam Pump Ranch (Locale) Pima County, AZ 2.2 mi. E 2592  Oro Valley 
La Cholla Airpark (Airport) Pima County, AZ 2.6 mi. N 2907  Ruelas Canyon 
Sausaulito Creek (Stream) Pima County, AZ 2.3 mi. E   Tortolita Mountains 
Bonnie Brae Ranch (Locale) Pima County, AZ 2.5 mi. SW 2431  Ruelas Canyon 
Dennis Weaver Park (Park) Pima County, AZ 2.7 mi. S 2654  Oro Valley 
Canyon del Oro High School (School) Pima County, AZ 2.8 mi. S 2602  Tucson North 
Catchment canyon (Valley) Pima County, AZ 2.5 mi. E   Oro Valley 
Palo Ferro Ranch (Locale) Pima County, AZ 2.5 mi. W 2625  Ruelas Canyon 
Horizon Heliport (Airport) Pima County, AZ 2.7 mi. E 2622  Oro Valley 
Big Wash (Stream) Pima County, AZ 2.7 mi. E   Oracle 
Sunnyslope Terrace Plaza Shopping Center (Locale) Pima County, AZ 3.3 mi. S 2622  Tucson North 
Caņada Agua (Valley) Pima County, AZ 3.6 mi. N   Ruelas Canyon 
Chalk Creek (Stream) Pima County, AZ 3.7 mi. NE   Oracle Junction 
Tucson National Golf Course (Locale) Pima County, AZ 4 mi. SW 2336  Jaynes 


Taxon Links for species Aloe vera  (L.) Burm. f.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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