Linnaeus Jr, 1782
||Western South Africa, Namibia
||Grit - Mix
||5 (9) Meters
||Kokerboom, Quiver tree
be: Aloidendron dichotomum, Klopper & Gideon F.Sm.
Aloe montana, Schinz
Aloe ramosa. Haw.
Rhipidodendrum dichotomum, Willd.
ramosissimum, Klopper & Gideon F.Sm., 2013)
This big member of the
Aloaceae* family was described by Carl Linnaeus the younger
in 1782. It is found in western South Africa
into Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with little
water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to a 180 centimetres in diameter,
and raise to five or even nine meters. The flowers are yellow.
The different between A.
A. pillansii, besides from the
oblivious different in adult appearance and the way the flowers
grow, is the colour of the edges of the leaves. A. dichotoma
have yellow thorns while
A. pillansii s thorns are
white. The flowers of A.
pillansii is rather hanging while A. dichotoma's
grow upwards. How exactly Louise Guthrie and Bernardus Joannes
Maria Zonneveld can claim it is the same species, still remains to be
explained to me!
The genera name is the ancient
Greek and Latin name. The species name means 'repeated forked', and
the branches are!
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG
now part of