1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Aloe L.
      1. Aloe weloensis Sebsebe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia.

    [KBu]

    Demissew, S., Friis, I., Awas, T. et al. Kew Bull (2011) 66: 111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-011-9263-2

    Habit
    Acaulescent, solitary or in clumps of 2 – 5
    Leaves
    Leaves in rosettes up to 35, 20 – 45 × 5 – 10 cm, with greenish white elongate spots, seen both above and below, more conspicuous below; marginal spines, 1 – 2 mm long, brownish-tipped, 10 – 12 per 10 cm length; exudate drying yellow
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1 or 2, 55 – 150 cm long, with 4 – 6 racemes; raceme cylindrical, 15 – 25 cm long and 6 – 8 cm in diam. Bracts white, ovate – acuminate, 2 – 5 × 2 mm
    Pedicel
    Pedicel 10 – 13 mm long
    Perianth
    Perianth pinkish red, 21 – 23 mm long, base slightly swollen, truncate, 5 – 6 mm in diam.; outer perianth parts free for a length of 10 – 11 mm; stamens and styles exserted 3 – 5 mm long at anthesis
    Fruits
    Fruits 18 – 20 mm long.
    Distribution
    Known only from a restricted area outside Dessie towards Addis in Welo floristic region, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Map 1.
    Ecology
    Edges of roads and in disturbed places; 2440 – 2500 m.
    Conservation
    Data Deficient (DD). The habitat type from which the species was collected, has a considerable range in the Ethiopian Highlands.
    Phenology
    Flowering September – November in the wild; but, if regularly watered, almost throughout the year in cultivation.
    Note
    The species epithet refers to the “Welo floristic region” with its central town, Dessie, from where the type specimen was collected and the only known locality of the species. Aloe weloensis resembles A. macrocarpa by its thin, soft and spotted leaves. Aloe weloenis differs from the latter by the bracts being ovate, 2 – 5 × 2.5 mm (not 6 – 20 × 2 – 4 mm); perianth parts c. 25 – 27 mm long (21 – 23 in the dry state, not 25 – 35 mm long), the perianth being only slightly constricted above the ovary and ± cylindrical (not conspicuously constricted and then enlarging to the mouth) and capsule c. 20 mm long (not 25 – 40 mm long).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia

    Aloe weloensis Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 66: 117 (2011)

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Bulletin
    Kew Bulletin
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0