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Spirostachys africana – Tamboti – Tambotie

The Tamboti tree is a medium sized semi-deciduous indigenous tree of South Africa naturally occurring in low altitude areas. Its name was derived from the Greek word ‘speiros’ which means spike as the flowers are in a tight spiral on the spike. This tree can reach a mature height of 7-9m. Leaves are alternate, simple [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:01:50+02:00April 26th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Spirostachys africana – Tamboti – Tambotie

Spirostachys africana – Tamboti – Tambotie

The Tamboti, also known as the ‘Jumping bean tree’, averages 7 – 9m in height, making it a modest sized tree with a rounded crown.  The distinctive rough grey black bark is split into neat blocks and distinguishes the tree even when there are no leaves. Semi-deciduous, this indigenous tree has simple, alternate leaves with [...]

By |2017-03-16T10:55:24+02:00March 16th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Spirostachys africana – Tamboti – Tambotie
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