[Microbiology] Re: Stabilising Aloe vera

Cereus-validus..... fashizzle.yourself at spam.net
Tue Jun 28 07:02:49 EST 2005

Taxonomy circles?

What's that?

A group of old ladies that sits around doing taxonomy?

According to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, a plant can 
have only one correct name.

Many plants are sold with the wrong names in the horticultural trade. That's 
not taxonomy. That's laziness.

"Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message 
news:O%0we.8211$oJ.6533 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Hmmm. Well, I've never realy had anything to do with Aloes of any kind, 
> but having had a look around, it seems that both are commonly used (even 
> in taxonomy circles), even if not correct.
> Scott.
> Cereus-validus..... wrote:
>> Aloe barbadensis Miller is not a valid name.
>> Aloe vera (L.) Burman, f. is the correct name for the plant and has been 
>> all along. It has yellow flowers.
>> The orange flowered plant with spotted leaves is the impostor.
>> "Dave" <DVI7-2 at hotmail.com> wrote in message 
>> news:d9lvoe$tdr$1 at newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>>I would love to buy an Aloe Vera plant, but I cant seem to find a source 
>>>of the Aloe Barbadensis Miller variety here in UK.
>>>"Scott Coutts" <scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au> wrote in message 
>>>news:w1nve.4055$oJ.999 at news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>>>>Dave wrote:
>>>>>Thanks for this reply, it does help me to understand what they are 
>>>>>talking about.
>>>>>If the bottle is sealed would it need to be refrigerated before it was 
>>>>>opened? Would the yeast and other bacteria grow while sealed. Or does 
>>>>>this mean it would need to be refrigerated and consumed within a few 
>>>>>weeks after opening?
>>>>If the yeasts are already in the bottle, they will not care that it is 
>>>>sealed and they will still grow. Usually when product labels instruct 
>>>>you to refrigerate after opening, it is because you are letting bugs 
>>>>into the bottle which will then grow. Usually these products are sterile 
>>>>or, at least, pateurised (heat treated) before packaging, and they're 
>>>>packaged into sterile containers and sealed. Keeping it cold wont do it 
>>>>any harm regardless of whether it needs it or not.
>>>>Perhaps the best option for you would be to buy an aloe vera plant! 
>>>>You'd certainly get it as fresh as you want it. I dont know anything 
>>>>about growing them, or how fast they grow, but I certainly know that you 
>>>>can do it.

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