ISI 2020-14. Aloe molederana Lavranos & H. F. Glen

This is one of the few Aloe species with hairy flowers reminiscent of those of Aloe tomentosa. It was this feature that led G. W. Reynolds to identify this as the latter and to conclude that its range extended to both sides of the Gulf of Aden. Lavranos and Glen later clarified that this Somalian plant is distinct, being a more delicate plant with narrower leaves and fewer-flowered inflorescences. We offer tissue-cultured plants of HBG 77657, Lavranos 9073, collected December 2, 1971 at Moledera, in the Sanaag Region of northern Somalia where it grows on limestone and gypsum. $12.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 92 (2), Summer 2020