Aloe ramosissima

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Aloe ramosissima
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Aloe
Species: A. ramosissima
Binomial name
Aloe ramosissima
Pillans

Aloe ramosissima is a species of flowering plant in the family Asphodelaceae. It is endemic to the Richtersveld at the border between South Africa and Namibia, where it grows on desert slopes and in ravines.[1] Its common name is maiden's quiver tree.[1]

Its habitat may be threatened by mining and overgrazing.[1]

It is similar to Aloe dichotoma, but bushier and shorter in stature, rarely exceeding 60 centimeters in height.[1] It might not be a distinct species;[1] it has been treated as a variety and a subspecies of A. dichotoma.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Hilton-Taylor, C. 1998. Aloe ramosissima. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 06 September 2013.
  2. ^ Aloe ramosissima. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.