Knob Thorn

Knoppies daring – Acacia nigrescens

  • Knobs on young stems. These knobs protect the young stem from browsers
  • 2 paired hooked thorns
  • Often grows in association with Themeda triandra (a palatable grass) and are regarded as indication of good ranching country
  • Favourite wood for making jukskeie
  • Pods and leaves eaten by monkeys, baboons, antelope giraffe and elephant
  • Good nesting holes for hornbills, woodpeckers and barbets
  • Wood is resistant to termites therefore it is available for building, fencing poles and in the past for mine-props
  • In some communities stakes of wood are smeared with a preparation and driven into the ground to keep evil spirits and lightning away.
Reptiles

Reptiles

Agama Boomslang (Tree Snake) Tree Agama Egyptian Cobra Flap-necked Chameleon Nile Crocodile Common...

Mammals

Mammals

Aardvark (Antbear) Chacma Baboon Lesser Bushbaby Thick-tailed Bushbaby Dassie (Hyrax) Caracal...

Grasses

Grasses

Croceras macrum Andropogon gayanus Andropogon chinensis Aristida adscensionis Aristida cangesta...

White Seringa

White Seringa

Witsering - Kirkia acuminata Wood is prized for crafting bowls, spoons and items of furniture...

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)...

To Our Newsletter

To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!