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Maiden's quiver tree

This aloe is closely related to the larger, tree-like aloes Aloe dichotoma and Aloe pillansii, with which it is included in the Draco-aloe sub-section of the Aloe genus. Like its two close relative, it exhibits conspicuous dichotomous branching and inhabits the arid Richtersveld region around the border of South Africa and Namibia. However, Aloe ramosissima is considerably smaller - rarely reaching more than 2 meters in height - and assumes a more shrub-like shape.

Aloe ramosissima (also called Maiden's Quiver Tree) is a species of plant in the Aloaceae family. It is found in Namibia and South Africa. It is threatened by habitat loss. Search Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Aloe ramosissima References - * Hilton-Taylor, C. 1998. Aloe ramosissima. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded 20 August 2007. More

Seeds of Aloe ramosissima are best sown in autumn. USE: The young flower buds can be eaten and have a similar appearance and taste to asparagus. More