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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum Willd.
Mag. Neuesten Entdeck. Gesammten Naturk. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 5: 166. 1811
Family: ALOACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Aloe dichotoma Masson
Philos. Trans. 66: 310, 1776 et

Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Giuseppe Monaco
A 3 metres tall plant grown outdoors on volcanic soil in the town of Viagrande, 15 km from Catania, Sicily, Italy on the foothills of Mount Etna at an elevation of 380-450 meters above sea level. The climate is Mediterranean, the spring and summer are hot with significant thermal excursion between day and night up to 20 ° C. The winter is cool and rainy, temperature rarely drops close to zero during the night, some sprinkling of snow may be expected, but they are very rare and of short duration.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Aloe dichotoma Masson
Philos. Trans. 66: 310, 1776 et
Synonymy: 6 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Aloe dichotoma subs. ramosissima (Pillans) Zonn.
Bradleya ( Pillans ) Zonn.
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Quiver tree
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Kokerboom
CHINESE (中文): 二歧蘆薈
DUTCH (Nederlands): Kokerboom
ESPERANT (Esperanto): Saguja arbo
GERMAN (Deutsch): Köcherbaum
ITALIAN (Italiano): Albero faretra
POLISH ( Polski): Kokerboom, Drzewo kołczanowe
RUSSIAN (Русский): Ало́э диxотоми́ческое, Колча́нное де́рево
UKRAINIAN (Українська): Сагайдачне дерево, кокербом
UPPER SORBIAN (Hornjoserbsce): Płonowy alowej

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Aloe dichotoma group/complex

  • Aloe dichotoma Masson: is a tree with rounded crown and may reach a height of 7 metres with up to 1 m of diameter at ground level. Distribution: South Africa (northern Cape) and Namibia.
  • Aloe dichotoma subs. ramosissima (Pillans) Zonn.: is a slow growing small tree or shrub type aloe known for its many branches and smooth, white stems. Distribution: Southern Africa (Richtersveld), southern Namibia.

8066 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Rhipidodendrum dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Cactus Art
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- These sculptured succulents can grow 3 - 4 m, sometimes to 7 m tall with a base 90 cm in diameter. The slow growth rate and relative rarity of the plant make it a particularly expensive specimen. (Aloe dichotoma) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


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