Meaning of quiver tree in English:

quiver tree


  • A tropical aloe which 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.’