Monthly Archives: October 2018

Home/2018/October

Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut

Although originating from the Cape, Calodendrum capense is a semi-deciduous tree that can be found growing naturally in other parts of South africa such as Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape. Its name was derived from the Greek words Kalos which means beautiful and dendron which means tree. The species name capense is [...]

By |2018-10-25T12:39:35+02:00October 25th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Calodendrum capense – Kaapsekastaiing – Cape chestnut

Afzelia quanzensis – peulmahonie – pod mahogany

A protected tree indigenous to South Africa characterised by a spreading flat crown. Afzelia quanzensis occurs from Somalia in the north to Kwazulu Natal in the South. This tree is found growing naturally in low-lying woodlands, dry deciduous or sandveld forests, dense bushlands, around lake basins or at edges of dry evergreen forests. It is [...]

By |2018-10-19T12:28:06+02:00October 19th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Afzelia quanzensis – peulmahonie – pod mahogany

Deinbollia oblongifolia- Dune soapberry- Duineseepbessie

The dune soapberry is an evergreen, rounded canopy tree which can grow up to 9m tall. It is a dominant species of coastal areas, dune bush, woodlands and along streams in Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Leaves are alternate, compound and large, they are about 300-500 mm long. The leaves either have a few [...]

By |2018-10-11T14:43:46+02:00October 11th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Deinbollia oblongifolia- Dune soapberry- Duineseepbessie

Encephalartos altensteinii- Eastern Cape Cycad- oos-kaapse broodboom

Also known as the bread tree, Encephalartos altensteinii is indigenous to South Africa and is a prevalent species in eastern Cape and south-western Natal provinces especially near-coastal sites ranging from open shrubland steep rocky slopes to closed evergreen forests in valleys. Although Encephalartos altensteinii resembles Encephalartos natalensis and Encephalartos lebomboensis, these three species are differentiated [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:01:26+02:00October 4th, 2018|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Encephalartos altensteinii- Eastern Cape Cycad- oos-kaapse broodboom