Tarconanthus camphoratus – Camphor bush – Vaalbos – Mofahlana

Known as the Camphor bush because of its scent, Tarconathus camphoratus is a semi-deciduous to evergreen tree with a dense crown and drooping branches. All parts of this tree smell strongly of camphor when crushed. This tree grows in a variety of habitats, from Kalahari veld, woodland, woodland, wooded grassland to montane thicket. The Camphor bush can reach a mature height [...]

By |2022-01-12T12:48:43+02:00December 15th, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Tarconanthus camphoratus – Camphor bush – Vaalbos – Mofahlana

Catha edulis – Bushman’s tea – Khat – Igqwaka

The Bushman’s tea is an evergreen to semi-deciduous tree with a slender and upright canopy resembling the blue-gum tree from a distance. This shrub to small tree can reach a mature height of 10m when growing conditions are ideal. The leaves of this tree were used in teas by the Bushmen hence the common name Bushman’s tea. Leaves are simple, opposite and elliptic [...]

By |2022-01-12T16:04:29+02:00September 3rd, 2021|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Catha edulis – Bushman’s tea – Khat – Igqwaka
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