Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom

The Pambati tree is fast growing multi-stemmed evergreen shrub endemic to Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal. Its genus name Anastrabe was derived from the Greek words ‘ana’ which means back again and ‘strabos’ which means distorted; this refers to the male parts of the flower that are not of the same size with the larger [...]

By |2018-08-30T13:52:34+02:00August 30th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Anastrabe integerrima – Pambati tree – pambatieboom

Oncoba spinosa – Snuifkalbassie – Snuff – box tree

Well known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit, Oncoba spinosa is a semi-deciduous medicinal tree or shrub that occurs naturally in the north-eastern part of South Africa, primarily in Mpumalanga and further north along the Zambezi River. It is a slow-growing tree that varies in habit from a shrub, growing to [...]

By |2018-08-23T12:44:40+02:00August 23rd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Oncoba spinosa – Snuifkalbassie – Snuff – box tree

Scolopia mundii – Rooipeer – Red pear

Scolopia mundii is a beautiful medium to large evergreen tree characterised by a spreading crown and glossy, dark green leaves. Although considered a rare species in South Africa, the red pear can be found growing naturally on forest margins, along streams and on coastal and mountainous areas. This tree displays some interesting characteristics throughout the [...]

By |2018-08-08T11:18:29+02:00August 8th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Scolopia mundii – Rooipeer – Red pear

Boscia albitrunca – Shepherd’s tree – Witgat

Often called the Tree of life due to its ability to provide food to both humans and animals, Boscia albitrunca is a small to medium-sized tree reaching a mature height of 7 m. This species is widely distributed in the drier parts of Southern Africa. In South Africa, its distribution stretches Limpopo, Gauteng, North-West, Swaziland, [...]

By |2018-08-02T12:52:57+02:00August 2nd, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Boscia albitrunca – Shepherd’s tree – Witgat