Aloe ericetorum Bosser was described as similar to A. capitata but with shorter leaves that are more gray. Under our conditions they are rather like a blonde version, with a clear complexion of milky green ornamented with golden yellow marginal teeth. The flowers are similar, in dense or lax capitate racemes, pure yellow with reddish pedicels. The species grows in sandy heath and moorland dominated by Philippia sp (Ericaceae) in central Madagascar north of Andilamena on the road to Mandritsara. HBG 98579, second generation plants from seed originally collected by Jean Bernard Castillon. $10.