Close Up Of The Golden Yellow Bark Of A Quiver Tree ( Aloe Dichotoma ) , The Nat ...
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Description: close up of the golden yellow bark of a quiver tree ( aloe dichotoma ) , the national tree of namibia . its common name comes from the fact that the san people ( bushmen ) use its branches to make quiver for their arrows . the silvery powder that cover its forked branches reflect the sun and its fibrous trunk help keep it cool . the scales in its trunk can be very sharp . quiver trees can live up to 300 years and may reach a height of 9m . they grow in the rocky desert highlands of namibia and south africa . global warming is threatening this species , as scientific observations have already alerted .