Silver Cluster Leaf

Vaalbos – Terminalia sericea

  • Roots used to cure diarrhea, relieve colic and as an eyewash
  • Outer layer of roots – hot diffusion used to cure pneumonia
  • The silky silvery leaf hairs are used by Tswana potters, as a glaze
  • Put a stick into the floor of a shrine in homage to ancestral spirits for good crops
  • Cutting down an entire tree is believed to bring hailstorms
  • Galls (thickening in branches) are caused by the larvae of the gall midge Tetrasphondylia terminalia
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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