Oncoba spinosa – Snuifkalbassie – Snuff – box tree

Well known for the snuff boxes that can be made from its hard-shelled fruit, Oncoba spinosa is a semi-deciduous medicinal tree or shrub that occurs naturally in the north-eastern part of South Africa, primarily in Mpumalanga and further north along the Zambezi River. It is a slow-growing tree that varies in habit from a shrub, growing to [...]