My Granny's Aloe?

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nachtkrabb
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My Granny's Aloe?

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Hi everybody,
there is another Aloe for which I am looking for a name. This is the Aloe of my grandmother who died about 12years ago.
I would be glad to put finally a name on that plant.
Thank you says
Nachtkrabb
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Re: My Granny's Aloe?

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A. saponaria IMHO
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Re: My Granny's Aloe?

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Thank you anttisepp, sounds good.

What is rather funny: llifle writes
Aloe saponaria (W.T.Aiton) Haw.
Accepted Scientific Name: Aloe maculata All.
while sensagent writes about A.saponaria
Not to be confused with Aloe maculata.
Well!
I admit, I trust neither -- Llifle is splendid but not always super correct with names. So I looked at desert-tropicals. They write
Scientific Name: Aloe maculata (Aiton) Haw
Synonym: (...) Aloe saponaria, (...)
At least sensagent explains the name:
The species name comes from the Latin sapo for soap; sap from the succulent leaves makes a sudsy foam in water, and can be used as a soap substitute.
So I've learned again something. Thanks!
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2 nachtkrabb
Permanent names changes reminds me multiple exhumations and funerals. :D
Among 3 most common Aloe speciei using in natural medicine sap of A. saponaria isn't bitter comparing to A. vera and A. arborescens.
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...I like that: "permanent changes". Exactly. ](*,)
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Re: My Granny's Aloe?

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anttisepp wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:00 pm 2 nachtkrabb
Permanent names changes reminds me multiple exhumations and funerals. :D
:lol:
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