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
Red Bush Willow

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Pod Mahogany

Pod Mahogany

Peulmahonie - Afzelia quanzensis Grows on well drained soils therefore on rocky hillsides and deep...

Nyala Tree

Nyala Tree

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Natal Mahogany

Natal Mahogany

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Mopane

Mopane

Colophospermum mopane Butterfly shaped leaf Very nutritious, favourite food for elephantsSmall...

Matumi

Matumi

Mingerhout - Breonadia salicina Excellent timber Normally grows among rocks in river beds, it is...

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