Weeping Boer-Bean

Huilboerboon – Schotia brachypetala

  • Often found on termite mounds
  • Produce copious nectar, which attracts a wide range of animals, but seldom bees. Pollination is left to sun-birds
  • Seed dispersal mainly by Grey Lourie and Meyers Parrot
  • Seeds edible after roasting, they are said to have been exploited by the Boers in Natal as a food source – thus the name
  • Also has spittle bugs at times
  • Spring – It has beautiful red flowers before the leaves come.
Red Bush Willow

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Pod Mahogany

Pod Mahogany

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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

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