Aloe benishangulana Sebsebe & Tesfaye (2011)

DESCRIPTION: Acaulescent, spreading by vegetative offsets, growing in rock crevices; rosette emerging from rock crevices or from rock bottoms that partly shelter the lower parts of the plant; root system massive. Leaves laxly rosulate, 20 46cm 14.5 cm; leaf surface dull g reen, smooth; marginal teeth 1 1.5 mm, white, 3 8mm apart or 10 12 per 10 cm length. Inflorescence 50 60 cm long, simple; raceme cylindrical , ca. 25-28 cm long, lax. Flowers on both sides of the raceme. Perianth bright scarlet, be coming paler to almost white towards mouth, 37 40 mm long, base truncate, c. 8 mm in diam.; outer tepals free for a length of 10 mm. Capsule 25 27 mm long, each segment 25 27x 10 mm.
DISTRIBUTION: around Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia
CULTIVATION: Not common, but easy growing.

Aloe benishangulana Aloe benishangulana
Aloe benishangulana
Assosa, ETH.
Aloe benishangulana
Assosa, ETH.