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Vachellia xanthophloea – Fever tree – Koorsboom

Vachellia xanthophloea is an indigenous tree of South Africa characterised with a stunning spreading crown. The Fever tree got its common name from pioneers who believed the tree caused fevers. The fever was actually malaria which they caught from mosquitoes that bred in the swampy fever tree habitat. It is a common tree on river [...]

By |2019-12-11T15:46:54+02:00December 11th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Vachellia xanthophloea – Fever tree – Koorsboom

Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple – Kei-appel – IsiZulu: umqokolo

Dovyalis caffra is a thorny evergreen tree or shrub with a moderate growth rate and usually reaching a mature height of 3 to 5m. This tree is found growing naturally in open bushes, wooded grasslands and Acacia woodlands. It is widely distributed all over Southern Africa. The leaves of Kei apple are glossy and oval [...]

By |2019-02-08T11:58:42+02:00February 8th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Dovyalis caffra – Kei apple – Kei-appel – IsiZulu: umqokolo

Cassinopsis ilicifolia-Lemon thorn-Lemoentjiedoring -Icegceya – ihlazane

Cassinopsis Ilicifolia is an indigenous Southern African shrub widely distributed from Zimbabwe to the Western Cape. This tree is found growing naturally in montane forests, forest margins, densely wooded cliffs and along streams. This thorny shrub is fast growing (up to 800mm per year) and can reach a mature height of 5m. The glossy leaves [...]

By |2019-01-11T11:57:03+02:00January 11th, 2019|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Cassinopsis ilicifolia-Lemon thorn-Lemoentjiedoring -Icegceya – ihlazane
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