"quiver trees forest,near keetmanshoop" plants, trees and flowers Tip by cbeaujean
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the quivertree or "kokerboom" is one of the most interesting and characteristic plants of the very hot and dry parts of namibia.
In fact,not really a tree,but an aloe plant;botanical name is "aloe dichotoma".
dichotoma refers to the forked branches of the plant.
Plant,also called "kokerboom" because bushmen and hottentot tribes used the tough,pliable bark and branches to make quivers for their arrows,"koker" being the afrikaans word for quiver".
big quivertrees are between 200 and 300 years old.all are natural,not at all planted by humans.
quivertrees occurs in black rock formations,which absorb heat during hot summer.
rocks anchor plants which have a spread root system.
flowering season:in winter,june and july.
fees (30N$) to be payed in quivertree forest rest camp (see hotels tips).
quivertrees forest near camping...from keetmanshoop, C17,18km NW
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