Common Wild Pear

Gewone drolpeer – Dombeya rotundifolia

  • Member of the cocoa family
  • Grey hairy caterpillars may be seen moving about the tree like participants in some important nocturnal procession in search of food. (They are the larvae of the bagnest moth Anaphe reticulata) ·
  • During the day they shelter in large clusters at the base of the tree, they pupate in a single large silken bag
  • The tree is also a food plant of the spiky larvae of the arrow sphynx moth, Lophostetbus duma!inii, which is the largest of the hawk moths in South Africa
  • The thick bark gives it the ability to resist fire.
Reptiles

Reptiles

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Mammals

Mammals

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Grasses

Grasses

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White Seringa

White Seringa

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White Resin Tree

White Resin Tree

Witharpuisboom - Ozoroa engleri Distinctive, drooping branches and leaves Contains a considerable...

Weeping Wattle

Weeping Wattle

Huilbbom - Peltophorum africanum Leaves are good as toilet paper Spittle beetle (frog hopper)...

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