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
Marula

Marula

Sclerocarya birrea Bark: patchy-mottled appearance leaves: alternate compound, crowded at the end...

Magic Guarri

Magic Guarri

Euc/ea divinorum Leaves: margin wavy Fruit: Oct-Dec, edible but not pleasant tasting Fruit use to...

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Lowveld Cluster Leaf

Sterkbos - Terminalia prunioides Favours calcareous brackish soils and dry stony areas Only...

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo Ironwood

Lebombo-ysterhout - Androstachys johnsonii Tough, dark green leaves, densely hairy below and...

Lead Wood

Lead Wood

Hardekool - Combretum imberba Very hard wood - used to make blades for hoes, before metal -...

Large Leafed False Thorn

Large Leafed False Thorn

Grootblaarvalsdoring - Albizia versicolour Preference for sandy soils, moisture loving species...

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