Aloe molederana Lavranos & Glen
Family: Asphodelaceae
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Lavranos, J.J. 1995. Flora of Somalia 4: 39
Plants acaulescent or with short, decumbent stems, forming groups.  Leaves 16-20, about 35 cm long, 9 cm wide, lanceolate-triangular, spreading to falcately upcurved, bluish grey to reddish; margins smooth or with teeth up to 0.5 mm long, 20-80 mm apart. Inflorescences 60-70 cm tall, with up to 4 branches, flowers subdense, forming elongate-conical clusters; bracts about 7 mm long, 4 mm wide; pedicels 6-9 mm long. Flowers rose-pink or reddish, tomentose, oblique-nutant; perianths 24-28 mm long, 7-8 wide across the ovary, outer tepals free for about 9 mm; anthers exserted 3-4 mm; stigma exserted 4-5 mm; ovaries about 6 mm long, 3 mm wide. 

Aloe molederana grows in low desert scrube, on gypsum, at about 1450 m. It is known only from region N2 of the the Flora of Somalia.  

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