Aloe pillansii

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Aloe pillansii
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Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species: A. pillansii
Binomial name
Aloe pillansii

A. dichotoma subsp. pillansii (L.Guthrie) Zonn.[1]

Aloe pillansii is a synonym of Aloe dichotoma subsp. pillansii,[1] also called Giant Quiver Tree or Bastard Quiver Tree. It is regarded as critically endangered.

This aloe grows up to 15 meters in height and is found around the border between Namibia and South Africa, where its natural habitat is upper mountain slopes, in the arid Richtersveld shrubland. It is severely threatened by habitat loss.

See the Aloe dichotoma article for further information, including the distinction between A. dichotoma var. pillansii and the other subspecies.


  1. ^ a b World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, archived from the original on 19 May 2011, retrieved 2011-05-23 , search for "Aloe dichotoma"