Aloe bargalensis Lavranos
Family: Asphodelaceae
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Lavranos, J.J. 1995. Flora of Somalia 4: 39
Plants solitary or suckering sparingly. Leaves up to 20, 30-60 cm long, 6-20 cm wide, narroly lanceolate, dark glaucous green, prominently white striate on both sides; margins almost smooth or with rigid teetch; teeth 1-2 mm long, sometimes as close as 12-15 mm. Inflorescences to 150 cm tall, simple or with 1-2 branches; branches (or flowering portion of simple inflorescence) 30-40 cm long, very narrowly cylindric with well-spaced flowers; bracts to 15 mm long, 5 mm wide; pedicels 5-7 mm long. Flowers reddish with yellow mouth, pendulous; perianths narrow, about 30 mm long, 5 mm wide acrss the ovary, outer tepals free for about 16mm; anthers exserted about 3 mm; ovary about 5 mm long and 1.5 mm wide; stigma not exserted.

Aloe bargalensis grows in hills and mountains, on limestone, at 0-1100 m. It is known only from regions N2 and N3 of the Flora of Somalia.

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