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PostSubject: quiver trees   Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:21 am

While researching trees for both dioramas I came across a tree from South Africa that I really wanted to have on the dio. The quiver tree is a very different plant, it looks like a dragon tree, but it isn't a tree, it is a type of aloe. It is also a fairly easy tree to reproduce if you know what you are doing, which I do not. If you think I'm not telling the truth, it is all of your suggestions that makes my dioramas so nice, without everyones comments and suggestions I would still be using model railroad models.

The quiver tree lives in semi arid areas, right on the edge of a singal, usually in rocky areas, so what I did was to put the tree on the mountain/rock formation in the scrub part of the extension. Here is the tree I came up with.
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I used clay to do the leaves and trunk, then I painted.

Well, take care and we'll talk later.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:07 am

It looks really neat Phil. I like it.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:08 pm

It would be great to see them painted Phil Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:21 pm

[ quote = " Kikimalou "] It would be great to see them painted Phil: D [ / quote ]

They are painted, the species I chose have grey bark that is dusted with the same dirt that the habitat holds and the leaf clusters are olive with the same greyish dust all over them, I'll try to get a picture where they are not up against the rock so the colors stand out. There are several species and the ones I chose grow in the rocky scrub and desert habitats in Southern Africa.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:32 am

They look lovely Phil.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:23 am

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[ quote = " Kikimalou "] It would be great to see them painted Phil: D [ / quote ]

They are painted, the species I chose have grey bark that is dusted with the same dirt that the habitat holds and the leaf clusters are olive with the same greyish dust all over them, I'll try to get a picture where they are not up against the rock so the colors stand out. There are several species and the ones I chose grow in the rocky scrub and desert habitats in Southern Africa.

All right Phil, I was thinking about some darker quiver trees we talked about Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:04 am

Aloe dichotoma

Here is a photo of the quiver tree in southern Namibia:
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It looks darker,more brownish.

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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:55 pm

They're such unusual looking trees!
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:43 pm

Here is an interesting couple of photos, the first is a quiver tree, the second isn't. Quiver trees are actually Aloa which are in the family Asphodelaceae. The second photo is another South African tree, Anyone know what it is or what family it is in? Take a guess and I'll post the answer tomorrow.

Here is the quiver tree that I modelled my trees after
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Here is a different plant
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This is an example of convergent evolution, where two totally unrelated plants look the same and have similar biology because they live in the same habitat.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:09 am

No guesses? the tree is called a dragon tree, or sometimes a dragons blood tree. If you have ever had a stuffed nose or chest cold there is a product called witch hazel, works great for any type of stuffed nose or head and chest, and it only has 3 real ingrediants, hazel, water, and dragons blood from this tree. It is a close relative of the lucky bamboo, which isn't a bamboo, but a Dracena or dragon tree.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:02 am

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No guesses? the tree is called a dragon tree, or sometimes a dragons blood tree. If you have ever had a stuffed nose or chest cold there is a product called witch hazel, works great for any type of stuffed nose or head and chest, and it only has 3 real ingrediants, hazel, water, and dragons blood from this tree. It is a close relative of the lucky bamboo, which isn't a bamboo, but a Dracena or dragon tree.

Of course Phil, how can I missed it ?

A big one could be a big challenge to make, isn't it ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:16 am

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No guesses? the tree is called a dragon tree, or sometimes a dragons blood tree. If you have ever had a stuffed nose or chest cold there is a product called witch hazel, works great for any type of stuffed nose or head and chest, and it only has 3 real ingrediants, hazel, water, and dragons blood from this tree. It is a close relative of the lucky bamboo, which isn't a bamboo, but a Dracena or dragon tree.

Of course Phil, how can I missed it ?

A big one could be a big challenge to make, isn't it ? Very Happy

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I love this one kiki, they remind me of trees from a Dr. Seuss book.
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:20 am

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No guesses? the tree is called a dragon tree, or sometimes a dragons blood tree. If you have ever had a stuffed nose or chest cold there is a product called witch hazel, works great for any type of stuffed nose or head and chest, and it only has 3 real ingrediants, hazel, water, and dragons blood from this tree. It is a close relative of the lucky bamboo, which isn't a bamboo, but a Dracena or dragon tree.
Interesting info Phil. Sorry I didn't guess, I wasn't on here much yesterday. I really like these plants, they are so weird and wonderful!
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PostSubject: Re: quiver trees   Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:21 am

I love to see those quiver trees! Very Happy
They look beautifull indeed!

As they are related to the Aloë family as you said, i don't wonder that they have medicinal purpoises... Rolling Eyes
Aloë product are used very much for many medicinal purpoises.

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