Family : Asphodelaceae
Habit : Aloe vera is a short-stemmed shrubby aloe, frequently suckering and forming dense clumps.
Leaves: The leaves are succulent, erect, forming a dense rosette. The leaves are greyish green, growing to about 50 cm long, with margins that are pinkish with many small spines. The leaf surfaces are sometimes marked with white flecks or spots.
Flowers: The flowers are yellow, tubular, and up to 3 cm long, with anthers and stigma protruding. The flowers are borne in cylindrical racemes on a branched panicle up to 90 cm tall.
- Test tube plant, developed by Chitra Pinto & Dr. Shashi Kiran from Dr. Kupper's Biotech Unit, Laboratory of Applied Biology
Source : Department of Botany