Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera

@inproceedings{Grace2015EvolutionaryHA,
  title={Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera},
  author={Olwen Megan Grace and Sven Buerki and Matthew R E Symonds and F{\'e}lix Forest and Abraham E. van Wyk and Gideon F. Smith and Ronell R Klopper and Charlotte Sletten Bjor{\aa} and Sophie Neale and Sebsebe Demissew and Monique SJ Simmonds and Nina R\onsted},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2015}
}
Aloe vera supports a substantial global trade yet its wild origins, and explanations for its popularity over 500 related Aloe species in one of the world’s largest succulent groups, have remained uncertain. We developed an explicit phylogenetic framework to explore links between the rich traditions of medicinal use and leaf succulence in aloes. The phylogenetic hypothesis clarifies the origins of Aloe vera to the Arabian Peninsula at the northernmost limits of the range for aloes. The genus… CONTINUE READING
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