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Based on genetic research, in 2013 Ronell Klopper and Gideon Smith created the genus Aloidendron to accommodate 6 species of tree aloes, including Aloe dichotoma. The plants form trees with a rounded crown, with stems to 1 m in diameter … Continue reading
When one sees a great many of these plants together, this usually means that the local vegetation has been heavily disturbed (the plants are rarely eaten by stock or game because the juice in the leaves is very salty). They can … Continue reading
Compared to ssp. corallina, these plants look more sturdy, with leaves 4-5 mm long and wide. The leaves are also much whiter. Another difference is that they have a tuberous main root up to 1.2 cm wide (macrorrhiza= with a … Continue reading
As the first picture shows, these up to 2m tall, dense clumps are very conspicuous in the field. The branches are yellowish-green to grey-green, usually up to 3 cm thick at the base and 1.2 cm in diameter above, with leaves that soon disappear. … Continue reading
And here some pictures of subsp. prolifera.
More pictures of subsp. columnaris.
It takes plants of this species 5-10 years to reach maturity and become columnar. There are 2 subspecies, each with a number of local forms. The plants are often locally abundant on gentle slopes and in depressions (often with quartz gravel); sometimes they also … Continue reading