Review of Significant Trade East African Aloes

  title={Review of Significant Trade East African Aloes},
  • Published 2004
There are approximately 360 species and subspecies in the succulent plant genus Aloe, distributed in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and certain islands of the Indian Ocean. In East Africa, as defined for this review there are nearly 200 taxa, many of which are naturally rare and confined to specific habitats. The sap of certain Aloes has medicinal or cosmetic applications and has been traded internationally for millennia. Aloe vera, the wild origin of which is uncertain, is cultivated as a… CONTINUE READING