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.
Weeping Boer-Bean

Weeping Boer-Bean

Huilboerboon - Schotia brachypetala Often found on termite mounds Produce copious nectar, which...

Water Berry

Water Berry

Waterbessie - Syzigium cordatum Water loving, evergreen tree Crushed bark strewn on water is and...

Torchwood / Green Thorn

Torchwood / Green Thorn

Groendoring - Balanities maughamii Young branches have zig-zag appearance, trunk often had...

Tamboti

Tamboti

Spirostachys africana Bark: Black block shaped - chocolate colour Often in "forests" Leaves: 2...

Sycamore Fig

Sycamore Fig

Gewone trosvy - Ficus sycomorus It has a fig wasp Fruits found on the stem are rich and juicy -...

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