Bastard quiver tree

Bastard quiver tree

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Caption: Young bastard quiver tree (Aloe pillansii) amidst desert flowers. This tree is a succulent, a plant that is adapted to conserve water and survive in arid areas. A. pillansii is among the largest of the aloe trees, and can reach heights of over 6 metres. It is found in southwestern Africa where it is now endangered by overgrazing of its seeds. Photographed in Namaqualand, South Africa.

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