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Aloe congolensis De Wild. & T.Durand
Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot. II, 1: 61 1899

Accepted Scientific Name: Aloe buettneri A.Berger
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36: 60 1905

Aloe congolensis Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at Sacred Garden of Maliko, Maui, Hawaii (USA). January 24, 2011.


See all synonyms of Aloe buettneri
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Aloe buettneri A.Berger
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36: 60 1905
Synonymy: 7

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Congo aloe, Tiger tooth aloe

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Aloe buettneri group

  • Aloe buettneri A.Berger: up to 30-85 cm tall, without stem, usually solitary with leaf bases forming a bulb-like rootstock. Distribution: West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria
  • Aloe congolensis De Wild. & T.Durand: clustering and sprawling 15-20 cm tall. Rosettes 12 cm wide with short plastic-like wedge-shaped leaves with slight recurved tip and sharp teeth. Distribution: Kimuenza; Congo.

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