Aloe eminens

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Aloe eminens
Aloe Eminens (3617434252).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species: A. eminens
Binomial name
Aloe eminens
Reynolds & Bally

Aloe eminens is a species of plant in the genus Aloe, endemic to Somalia.

Description and taxonomy[edit]

It grows as a massive, branching tree of roughly 35 feet in height. It looks similar to its close relative, the giant Tree Aloe (Aloe barberae) of South Africa, however its leaves are slightly more yellow, and it produces bright red flowers.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to Somalia, where it is indigenous to the northern area around Erigavo. Here its habitat is rocky limestone slopes and forested ravines, where it often occurs on forest verges. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]