Lead Wood

Hardekool – Combretum imberba

  • Very hard wood – used to make blades for hoes, before metal – excellent firewood, burns slowly
  • Not resisitant to fire, once alight it burns to nothing
  • Ash has high lime content & is used as toothpaste and as a substitute for whitewash
  • The Hereos never destroy these trees, they believe they are the ancestors of the people
  • Smoke from the burning leaves is inhaled to relive coughs & colds
  • An older tree often hollow therefore there is a chimney effect when burning, also seen in the Tamboti.
Reptiles

Reptiles

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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)...

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