Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Sterkbos – Terminalia prunioides

  • Favours calcareous brackish soils and dry stony areas
  • Only flowers after good rains, heavily scented flowers (smells like old wet socks)
  • Called sterkbos because the timber is extremely tough and durable, it is used as tool handles, fence posts and wagon axles
  • It is good firewood and charcoal.