Aloe elkerriana Dioli & McCoy (2007)

DESCRIPTION: Plant dwarf to medium-sized aloe found in small groups or solitary, flat on the ground, or hanging vertically at the edge of rocky cliffs. Stem single, rarely branched, 1020 mm thick, up to 35 meters long in mature plants. Old leaves are discarded; mature plants have a long stem that is completely free of leaf remains. Leaves 923, smooth, green to bluish-green. Marginal teeth 12 mm long, whitish-pink. Inflorescence 12, a branched panicle, 5060 cm long, produced sub-obliquely with 45 racemes, peduncle basally flattened, 9 mm wide at base. Racemes horizontal to erect, 1015 cm long, sub-laxly flowered, cylindric or with sub-secund flowers. Flowers: perianth dark coral red with yellow mouth, glabrous, cylindric trigonous, 25 mm in length, 5 mm wide, slightly constricted above the ovary, flaring at the mouth, outer segments free to nearly half way, apices recurved, stamens and stigmas exserted by 4 mm
DISTRIBUTION: Ethiopia, El Kerre
CULTIVATION: very easy to grow, similar to Aloe hildebrandtii. Offsetting profusely in cultivation.

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Aloe elkerriana
El Kerre, Ethiopia
Aloe elkerriana
El Kerre, Ethiopia
Aloe elkerriana
El Kerre, Ethiopia