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Aloaceae Gallery

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Choose from 8 images in our Aloaceae collection.


Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Aloe mitriformis, 1810
Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)
Aloe picta, Thunb. (Spotted-leaved Aloe)
Aloe volkensii
Aloe volkensii
The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
Aloe albicans, Haw
Aloe albicans, Haw
Aloe depressa, Haw. (Short-leaved perfoliate Aloe)
Aloe depressa, Haw. (Short-leaved perfoliate Aloe)
Aloe rhodacantha, DC. (Red-spined Glaucous Aloe)
Aloe rhodacantha, DC. (Red-spined Glaucous Aloe)
Desert plants
Desert plants
The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma) Featured Image

The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)

Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland, South West Africa, about 20 feet in height, the crown of leaves and flowers more than 20 feet in Diameter: the Stem about 12 feet in circumference. Near Anison or horned Owl peaks on Andersson's New Road. Sketched May 25th 1861. T.BAINES'. The original field sketch for this painting is also held in Kew's collections. This oil painting was almost certainly executed later, possibly even in London; the result of which being that the date given for the sketch is different from that of the painting, which is unknown. Baines didn't mention ostriches in his journal at the time of sketching this aloe, but he had attempted, unsuccessfully, to shoot one around two weeks earlier, and again in August of the same year. The scientific name of this species is Aloidendron dichotomum

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