Acaulescent plant or with stem short; rosettes solitary or often suckering to form small groups. Leaves densely rosulate, ascending to spreading-recurved, green, somewhat glossy, with long narrow cream lenticulate markings, lower surface paler and more copiously spotted with larger very pale green markings that are often confluent, texture smooth, sub-ovate-acuminate, long attenuate, 40–50 cm long, 7–8 cm wide; margin narrow whitish cartilaginous, with firm deltoid pale green, reddish brown-tipped teeth, 3–5 mm long, 10–15 mm apart. Inflorescence 0.6–1.2 m long, erect, compactly 6–9-branched from above middle. Peduncle obscurely marked in lower half with narow lenticular markings. Racemes cylindric-acuminate, 10–20 cm long, 6 cm wide, rather lax. Floral bracts 3–6 mm long, 2–3 mm wide. Pedicels 8–10 mm long. Flowers: perianth strawberry-red, pruinose, 20–24 mm long, 9–10 mm across ovary, slightly constricted above ovary, widening towards slightly upturned mouth, straight, cylindric-trigonous; outer segments free for 16 mm; stamens exserted to 4 mm; style exserted to 5 mm. Fruit a capsule.
Dire Dawa in the Harerge floristic region, Ethiopia and possibly also the Yager Plateau, Djibouti.