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.
Lala Palm

Lala Palm

Hyphaena coriacea .- Fan of leaves on top of a long straight stem Wood spongy Sap is collected to...

Knob Thorn

Knob Thorn

Knoppies daring - Acacia nigrescens Knobs on young stems. These knobs protect the young stem from...

Umbrella Thorn

Umbrella Thorn

Haak-en-steek - Acacia tortillis Flowers: Nov - Jan Pod characteristically twisted &...

Green Monkey Orange

Green Monkey Orange

Groenklapper - Strychnos spinosa Monkeys are fond of the juicy pulp Fresh pulp also eaten by rural...

Giant Raisin Bush

Giant Raisin Bush

Vaalrosyntjiebos - Grewia hexamita & Silver raisin Grewia monticola Fruit edible Leaves are...

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