Apple leaf

Appelblaar – Lonchocarpus capassa

  • Leaves often appear eaten (broken edges)
  • Also fed on by the frog-hopper bug (see weeping wattle)
  • Leaves heavily browsed on by game, but the roots are poisonous
  • Inhaling smoke from burning roots – cures colds
  • Burning roots also used to treat snakebites
  • 18 m or more tall
  • Bark & roots are an effective poison to immobilize or kill fish
  • Secretes insecticide compound from roots
  • Wood used to manufacture pounding blocks, tool handles, grain mortars and dugout canoes.
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