Magic Guarri

Euc/ea divinorum

  • Leaves: margin wavy
  • Fruit: Oct-Dec, edible but not pleasant tasting
  • Fruit use to make purple ink & in the brewing of beer
  • Bark gives off a brown dye
  • Ovambos hang branches of trees at their door as good luck charms
  • Wood is never used as a fuel in the company of others as it is thought to cause bad luck
  • Frayed edges of twigs provide effective toothbrushes
  • Wood can be used to make furniture and implements
  • Magic properties come from the use of forked branches to divine for water.
Matumi

Matumi

Mingerhout - Breonadia salicina Excellent timber Normally grows among rocks in river beds, it is...

Marula

Marula

Sclerocarya birrea Bark: patchy-mottled appearance leaves: alternate compound, crowded at the end...

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Sterkbos - Terminalia prunioides Favours calcareous brackish soils and dry stony areas Only...

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo-ysterhout - Androstachys johnsonii Tough, dark green leaves, densely hairy below and...

Lead Wood

Lead Wood

Hardekool - Combretum imberba Very hard wood - used to make blades for hoes, before metal -...

Large Leafed False Thorn

Large Leafed False Thorn

Grootblaarvalsdoring - Albizia versicolour Preference for sandy soils, moisture loving species...

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