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|Taken while touring in Namibia.|
Aloe dichotoma, also known as Quiver tree or Kokerboom, is a species of aloe indigenous to Southern Africa, specifically in the Northern Cape region, and Namibia.
One of the few examples of spontaneous forests of A. dichotoma is the Quiver Tree Forest, about 14 km north of Keetmanshoop, in Namibia. Modeling of Aloe dichotoma in South Africa and Namibia has contributed to understanding of protected area needs in response to climate change. Known as Choje to the indigenous San people, the Quiver tree gets its name from the San practice of hollowing out the tubular branches of Aloe dichotoma to form quivers for their arrows. Modelled range declines in this species due to climate change have recently been confirmed by field surveys .
Within the Aloe genus, the Quiver Tree is usually grouped with its close relatives Aloe pillansii and Aloe ramosissima, within the "Dracoaloe" subsection. These three Aloes all inhabit the same arid areas of the Richtersveld and the Namib desert around the South African-Namibian border.
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Lovely entry of the Quiver Tree, very nice all-round picture, good composition and well done,
Very interesting tree(for me), lovely light with sharpness details and natural colours,
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Peter, great view of strange tree, good light, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- [2011-04-15 1:28]
Beautiful Quiver tree, greatly captured.Great sharpness and neat image, nice colors.
Great shot.Best regards Siggi
- [2011-04-15 3:46]
such a special tree that I have never seen before. Very exciting to share such a lively plant.
such a nice shady one with the details and features shown by you, exploiting the angle of light.
good to share and good view.
incredible tree (??)
I haven't seen such a species before.
Excellent sharpness and composition.
Really good light conditions.
Thanks for sharing,