Author Topic: Art Imitates Nature- Real Dyson Trees  (Read 4637 times)

Baja Boojum

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Art Imitates Nature- Real Dyson Trees
« on: December 09, 2009, 08:11:48 AM »
Here are a couple of photos of Quiver Trees from Namibia, Africa.  We just got back from this country in southwestern Africa and as soon as I saw these tree aloes, I thought of Eufloria.  For the botanically inclined, Quiver Trees are Aloe dichotoma; the species name refers to their habit of continually forking into two branches.  They're named Quiver Trees because the San (Bushmen) made quivers from the branches.

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Re: Art Imitates Nature- Real Dyson Trees
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 06:52:12 PM »
I'd love to make the flora in Eufloria a little more diverse and naturalistic. On the other hand it's kind of cool that they look quite robotic as they are...