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
Weeping Boer-Bean

Weeping Boer-Bean

Huilboerboon - Schotia brachypetala Often found on termite mounds Produce copious nectar, which...

Water Berry

Water Berry

Waterbessie - Syzigium cordatum Water loving, evergreen tree Crushed bark strewn on water is and...

Torchwood / Green Thorn

Torchwood / Green Thorn

Groendoring - Balanities maughamii Young branches have zig-zag appearance, trunk often had...

Tamboti

Tamboti

Spirostachys africana Bark: Black block shaped - chocolate colour Often in "forests" Leaves: 2...

Sycamore Fig

Sycamore Fig

Gewone trosvy - Ficus sycomorus It has a fig wasp Fruits found on the stem are rich and juicy -...

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