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The flowers of the Aloe dichotoma, or Quiver tree.

The flowers of the Aloe dichotoma, or Quiver tree.,  Image number:SIL28-292-03
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  From:
A Narrative of Four Journeys into the Country of the Hottentots

William Paterson 1755-1810
London, Printed for J. Johnson . . ., 1790.

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William Paterson traveled to the Cape region in search of botanical specimens in 1777, at the age of 22. He returned to England in 1779 and ten years later published this illustrated account of his four expeditions, stressing fidelity to his observations in the field.
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