Aloe welmelensis (Hargeissa)
Aloe welmelensis (Photo: Sebsebe Demissew)
Aloe welmelensis Sebsebe & Nordal
Critically Endangered (CR) based on EOO (extent of occurrence). Endangered based on AOO (area of occupancy).
Vertical rock faces, edges of rocky valleys and outcrops along rivers.
About this species
Aloe welmelensis has erect to creeping stems and is well adapted to living in dry, rocky habitats. Its flowers are scarlet and turned to one side of the inflorescence (flower stem). It has small spines along the margins of its fleshy leaves. Aloe welmelensis is collected by the inhabitants of the Welmel River valley for medicinal use.