are broad-leaved succulent species that usually have conspicuous
flowers in terminal inflorescences. The family includes many common
garden plants, some of which are very large.
One species of
Aloe has become naturalised in Tasmania. Aloe
maculata is a common plant in gardens. It is a moderately large
herb with tapering succulent, toothed leaves with numerous pale spots. The
leaves have strong teeth. The flowers are red, tubular and carried
on an erect stalk.