Pod Mahogany

Peulmahonie – Afzelia quanzensis

  • Grows on well drained soils therefore on rocky hillsides and deep sandy soils of the far north
  • Elephants eat the bark but the tree is mainly utilized by small rodents e.g. squirrels consume the seeds in great quantities, hornbills open pods to reach seeds, but are mainly after the bright red arils at the base of seeds
  • Flowers have very strong scent therefore very attractive to insects especially butterflies
  • Hard black/red seeds have ornamental use and are sold as curios, strung into attractive necklaces
  • Beautiful timber, highly value for furniture
  • Some areas use wood for musical instruments
  • Medicinally bark is an ingredient in the treatment of eczema.
Reptiles

Reptiles

Agama Boomslang (Tree Snake) Tree Agama Egyptian Cobra Flap-necked Chameleon Nile Crocodile Common...

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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