The Aloe succotrina is a hardy perennial succulent of the family of the Aloéacées, according to the traditional Classification, or of the Asphodélacées, according to the phylogenetic classification. This aloe is originating in South Africa.
DescriptionThis plant forms dense rivet washers being able to reach 1,5 to 2 m height. The thick and frayed sheets, of greenish grey color mottled of white, with the notched margin, are bent upwards. The single floral pole, a length from approximately 1 m, appears about the middle of the winter. The flowers orange red are pollinated by birds of the family of the Nectariniidés.
HabitatThe Aloe succotrina pushes with mountainside in the area of the Cape. One finds it on cliffs and the rocks of quartzic sandstone. Endemic of the island of Socotra (Yemen)
UseThe interior of the sheets contains a viscous gel used like emollient in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. One uses it inter alia looking after irritations of the skin, the burns and the wounds light. The yellow latex which comes from the external part of the sheet has laxative properties .
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