Aloe arborescens from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 31, 2011, 12:23:55 AM3/31/11
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Aloe arborescens Mill., Gard. dict. ed. 8: Aloe no. 3. 1768

An arborescent, branched shrub, up to 3 m tall, leaves in terminal rosette, linear-lanceolate, up to 50 cm long and 5 cm broad, margin with firm pale teeth; fls scarlet, 2.5-3 cm long, in dense up to 40 cm long racemes.
Planted in Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh in Delhi, photographed on 8 March, 2011

Commonly grown as ornamental, but also used as medicinal like Aloe vera. commonly used to treat burn wounds. Preliminary results show that it may also be used in the treatment of cancer.

Common names: Candelabra aloe, Candelabra plant, Octopus plant, torch plant


    

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mani nair

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Mar 31, 2011, 5:19:25 AM3/31/11
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Gurcharan ji, beautiful photos.
REgards,
Mani.

Mahadeswara

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Mar 31, 2011, 6:38:17 AM3/31/11
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Sir,
Beautiful photographs and excellent info .


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Balkar Arya

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Mar 31, 2011, 10:42:34 AM3/31/11
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Nice pics Gurcharan Ji
Thanks for sharing



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