Aloe jucunda Reynolds
Family: Asphodelaceae
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Lavranos, J.J. 1995. 4: 36
Plants perennial herbs, to 35 cm tall, stemless, suckering from the base and forming small groups. Leaves about 12, 4-6 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, triangular, spreading, shiny dark green, copiously spotted, margins with hard, triangular teeth. Inflorescences simple, to 35 cm high, racemose; racemes cylindric, fairly lax; bracts to 5 mm long and 3 mm wide; pedicels 6-7 mm long. Flowers rose-pink, pendulous; perianth about 20 mm long and 7 mm in diameter, outer tepals free for about 7 mm; anthers exserted about 2 mm; style exserted about 3 mm; ovary about 5 mm long, and 2.5 mm in diameter.

Aloe jucunda grows in Juniperus-Buxus forests on limestone at 1100-1700 m. It was only known from the N1 region (western Somaliland) at the time of writing.  

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Link to a key to the species of Aloe in Somaliland and Somalia.

Aloe jucunda is a small, succulent, stemless plant with variegated triangular leaves and pendulant pink flowers. It grows among limestone rocks in relict juniper forests.  
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