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Photo by Ori Fragman-Sapir, Powo.science.kew.org.


A large wild plant by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen; Bjornfree.com.


The flowers by Abu Shawka,Wikidata.org.

Author: 

Klopper & Gideon F.Sm., 2013

Family:  ALOACEAE*
Origin: 

S Namibia, Richtersveld; South Africa

Soil: 

Grit - Mix

Water: 

Minimum - Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

50 Centimetres

Height: 

60-200 Centimetres

Flower: 

Yellow

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings

Names: 

Maiden's Quiver Tree

Synonyms: 

Aloe ramosissima, Pillans,1939.
Aloe dichotoma var. ramosissima, Glen & D.S.Hardy, 2000.
Aloe dichotoma subsp. ramosissima, Zonn. 2002.

This member of the Aloaceae family was given this name by Ronell Renett Klopper and Gideon Francois Smith in 2013. It is found in Richtersveld; South Africa and southern Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from 60 to 250 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

It is similar to Aloidendron dichotomum, but bushier and shorter in stature, rarely exceeding 60 centimetres in height.

The genera name is the ancient Greek and Latin name. The species name ramosissimum means 'very much branched', referring to the distinctive growth form.

This is a winter grower in the wild.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016,  Aloaceae is now part of the Asphodelaceae.


A plant in culture from Africa-seeds.com.