Chionanthus peglerae – Giant pock ironwood – Reusepokysterhout – isiZimane

Chionanthus peglerae is native to temperate, forested regions and tropical Asia, but can be found worldwide, except for the Arctic. The common name for this tree ‘Giant pock ironwood’ comes from the pock marks that are found on the axils of leaves. These pock marks are believed to provide habitat for symbiotic microbes. In South [...]

By |2022-04-01T11:31:33+02:00March 11th, 2022|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Chionanthus peglerae – Giant pock ironwood – Reusepokysterhout – isiZimane

Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi

An evergreen tree named after an amateur French Botanist, Nuxia floribunda is an attractive moisture loving tree characterised with a dense rounded crown. This tree usually has a single trunk and branches from the lower part of the trunk. Distribution of the Forest elder stretches from Zambia and Malawi in the North to Western Cape [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:50:14+02:00October 17th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Nuxia floribunda – Forest elder – Bosvlier – umHlambandlazi
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