Experiential Learning in Namibia – the Desert of Southern Namibia

Aloidendron dichotomum, formerly Aloe dichotoma, the quiver tree or kokerboom is a succulent plant especially adapted to life in the desert of southern Namibia. Known as choje to the indigenous San people, the quiver tree gets its English common name from the San people practice of hollowing out the tubular branches of Aloidendron dichotomum to form quivers for their arrows. The specific epithet “dichotomum” refers to how the stems repeatedly branch into two (“dichotomous” branching) as the plant grows.

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