Ecology and distribution. Paramo and puna, probably also in high dry inter-Andean valleys; on soil. At elevations from 3800-4950 m (Ecuador: 3600-3700 m, Peru: 3900-4300 m, Bolivia: 3800-4950 m).
Aloinella boliviana is distinguished by the long as wide suborbicular to lingulate leaves, leaf base nearly as broad as blade, and 2-5 stereid costal layes. The type of A. boliviana was collected by Buchtien from Chacaltaya (Dept. La Paz, Bolivia).