This relative of A. capitata produces especially showy displays of capitate inflorescences with red buds opening orange. It differs from A. capitata in its smaller size, narrower dark green leaves and in the lowest flowers opening first, as is typical of most aloes. We offer HBG 94012, second generation seedlings from seed originally obtained from Alfred Razafindratsira without further data. However, the species is known only from grassy pockets in granite, at 1200 m, around Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. $8.