Common False Thorn

Bleekblaarboom – Albizia harveyi

  • In ideal conditions, low-lying alluvial soil and brackish flats, they can grow into big trees (normally shrub-like)
  • 1 or more glands on the leaf stalk and rachis secrete nectar which attracts ants, who in turn act as bodyguards by protecting the trees against other leaf eating insects
  • Elephants strip the bark and they are also browsed on by other mammals.
Matumi

Matumi

Mingerhout - Breonadia salicina Excellent timber Normally grows among rocks in river beds, it is...

Marula

Marula

Sclerocarya birrea Bark: patchy-mottled appearance leaves: alternate compound, crowded at the end...

Magic Guarri

Magic Guarri

Euc/ea divinorum Leaves: margin wavy Fruit: Oct-Dec, edible but not pleasant tasting Fruit use to...

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Sterkbos - Terminalia prunioides Favours calcareous brackish soils and dry stony areas Only...

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo-ysterhout - Androstachys johnsonii Tough, dark green leaves, densely hairy below and...

Lead Wood

Lead Wood

Hardekool - Combretum imberba Very hard wood - used to make blades for hoes, before metal -...

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