Red Bush Willow

Rooibos – Combretum apiculatum

  • Particular as to where it grows, only on well drained sandy, rocky or gravel soils
  • Leaves are nourishing, particularly the new foliage, it is eaten with relish by antelope as well as elephants & giraffe & cattle
  • Medicinally used to treat stomach problems (seeds probably slightly toxic)
  • Timber much sort of, it’s durable and one of the heaviest of all lowveld trees therfore particularly good as a fuel wood, especially for cooking as the coals last for up to 12 hours
  • Dark bark tends to crack into somewhat rectangular flakes, which gradually fall from the stem.
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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