Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn – Blinkblaar wag-‘n-bietjie

The Ziziphus mucronata is an iconic tree in Africa and is revered by many African peoples.  Historically a Buffalo thorn tree was planted on the grave of a deceased chief to mark the burial place.  In addition, the thorns of this tree are paired along the stems, one facing forward and the other facing backward, [...]