The shallow dome that an Aloe comptonii inflorescence sometimes presents is formed by narrow tubular perianths or individual flowers.
The disciplined buds hold their position thanks to stiff flower pedicels (stalks). A minimum of sagging is allowed in the longer, lower buds nearing the moment of tips splitting apart, flowers opening. The beauty is much encapsulated in the overall inflorescence, rather than in the individual perianths.
The leaves below and the individual flowers confirm the “aloeness” of the plant, while the flattish brush-like structure pretends to be a cut above the ordinary aloe raceme.