Sickle Bush

Dichrostachys cinerea

  • Pink and yellow flower
  • Pioneer tree species, often occurs on disturbed veld
  • Pods and leaves utilized by game
  • Roots are chewed and placed on snake-bites and scorpion stings
  • Leaves have anesthetic qualities and are used as a remedy for sore eyes and toothache
  • The Shona name MUPANGARA means ‘tassels for the chief’s hat’, in reference to the flowers
  • It is an excellent fire-wood
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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