A tropical aloe that forms a tree, the hollow branches of which were formerly used by the San (Bushmen) as quivers.
- Aloe dichotoma, family Liliaceae (or Aloaceae).
- The quiver tree is indigenous to the hot, dry southern part of Namibia.
- Here you find the most extreme desert adapted fauna and flora including Hartmann's Mountain zebra, chameleons, 1,000 year old welwitschia mirabilis and quiver trees.
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Syllabification: quiv·er tree
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