Aloe arborescens Mill.

Gard. Dict. no, edn 8, 3 (1768) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Much-branched shrub to 3 m high. Leaves spreading to erect, recurved, ovate-lanceolate, 25–60 cm long, 2–7 cm wide, blue-green; margins toothed. Inflorescence simple, rarely branched, to 90 cm tall with a dense conical subspicate raceme, 20–30 cm long. Bracts obovate, c. 15 mm long, striate. Flowers spreading or pendulous, trigonous-cylindrical; perianth segments scarlet, turning yellow at anthesis, 30–40 mm long, free; anthers exserted 1–5 mm; style exserted 3–9 mm.

*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *Wim. Native to southern Africa, widely cultivated and hybridised with other Aloe species. Naturalised in Victoria, persisting in old gardens or as a result of dumped garden refuse.

Plants spread vegetatively.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-18
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
genus Aloe
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Aloe arborescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aloe arborescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales