Aloe officinalis Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 73 (1775).
Aloe vera var. officinalis (Forssk.) Baker J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 18: 176 (1880).
Freely suckering aloe, spreading to form large colonies, either stemless with the leaves in a basal rosette or with a short erect stem less than 50 cm long and the leaves in a cluster at the top of the stem. Leaves erect or ascending, narrow, yellow green, sometimes white spotted when young, with rather large, spreading marginal teeth 12-15 mm apart. Infloresence branched; bracts up to 10 mm long; pedicels stout, up to 8 mm long; perianth red or yellow, glabrous.
Mediterranean Region, Sothern and southwestern Arabian Peninsual. The Farasan Islands(Farasan Al-Kabir- Sajid).
Flowering period: mostly from Oct-January.