Mopane

Colophospermum mopane

  • Butterfly shaped leaf
  • Very nutritious, favourite food for elephantsSmall cicada-like insects lives on the leaves, the larvae secretes protective waxy scales which are rich in sugars and are well liked by baboons
  • The Emperor moth, lmbrasia belina, widely associated with Mopane is colourful, large & spiny
  • The protein-rich larva (Mopane worm) is eaten fresh, in stew, sun-dried and even distributed canned in tomato or peri-peri sauce
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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