Large Leafed False Thorn

Grootblaarvalsdoring – Albizia versicolour

  • Preference for sandy soils, moisture loving species
  • Powder puff blooms go from white to yellow when spent
  • Timber reveals that of wild teak
  • Tree is reputed to be poisonous and although it is fed upon by elephants and kudu, the pods in particular cause convulsions and even death in cattle
  • Pods develop only on the side facing the sun (deep red in colour)