Aloe hildebrandtii Baker
Family: Asphodelaceae
(somali: Dacar biyood)
Aloe hildebrandtii image
Helen Pickering  
Lavranos, J.J. 1995. Flora of Somalia 4: 40
Plants caulescent, shrubby, branched from the base; stems 50-100 cm long, decumbent to erect. Leaves 10-20, forming a lax rosette covering the apical 30-35 cm of the stem, about 30 cm long and 6 cm wide, dull green or glaucous with a few spots; margins toothed; teeth 2-3 mm long, 8-10 mm apart, triangular, sharp.  Inflorescences to 60 cm tall, spreadingly branched; branches to 18 cm long, flower-bearing portion cylindrical, flowers not dense; bracts about 3 mm long, 2 mm wide; pedicels 10-15 mm long.  Flowers red or yellow, nutant to subsecund; perianth 26-30 mm long, 8 mm wide across the ovary, outer tepals free for about 12 mm; anthers exserted about 3 mm; ovary about 6 mm long, 3 mm wide; stigma exserted about 4 mm.

Aloe hildebrandtii grows in Juniperus-Pistacia forest on limestone at elevations of 1150-1700 m. It is known only from regions N1 and N2 of the Flora of Somalia.

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Geed gaaban, laamo badan xagga hoose ku leh, iyo jirrid dhereren 50 – 100 cm. Caleemo 10 – 20 ah, oo si janjeedh ah u qaabaysan, filiqsan, oo cagaar hurda ah ama buluug barbarro leh ah; hareero sida saddex xagalka ah oo leh ilko fiiqan. Ubax casaan ama hurdi ah, oo si talantaalli ah ugu samaysan jirridda illaa 60 cm dherer ahaan. Midho ku jira dahaadh.

Sabo: Dhul dhagxan leh, joog illaa 1100 – 1700 m.

Filiqsanaanta: Soomaalilaan oo keliya ayaa lagu yaqaan.

Plants shrubby, branched from the base, with stems 50 – 100 cm long. Leaves 10–20, in a lax rosette, spreading, dull green or bluish with a few spots; margins with triangular sharp teeth. Flowers red or yellow, alternately arranged on a stalk up to 60 cm tall. Fruit a capsule.

Habitat: Stony ground, altitude 1100 – 1700 m.

Distribution: Only known from Somaliland.