Author: David Becking

Acacia sieberiana

General Info This umbrella Tree may reach 18m high. Bark is corky or papery. Leaves are bipinnate with spinescent stipules. The tiny whitish regular Flowers are in spikes. Fruit is a pod up to 25cm. Description Tree Acacia sieberiana  var. woodii, Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii, Acacia woodii, Acacia vermoesenii. Common names: Paperbark Thorn, Paperbark Acacia, Natal Camel Thorn, Flat-topped Thorn. RSA Tree No. 187. The species of the genus Vachellia were considered members of the genus Acacia until 2005. Family: Fabaceae, Leguminosae (Pea, bean or legume family). After the Orchidaceae and the Asteraceae, the Fabaceae is the third largest Angiosperm (flowering plants) family...

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Protea magnifica

General Info Tree may reach 3,5m high. The entire, leathery Leaves are simple. The capitulum with many Flowers is up to 20cm wide. Inner bracts are bearded. Fruit is a densely hairy achene. Seeds are relatively large. Description Tree Protea magnifica, Protea barbigera RSA Tree No. 86.1 Common names: Queen protea, Queen sugarbush, Bearded Protea, Baardsuikerbos, Wolbaardsuikerbos Family:  Proteaceae (Protea family). Members of this family occur mainly in the southern hemisphere. Universal characteristics are few. All are woody trees or shrubs. Anthers are basifixed and the superior Ovary is sessile. Flowers are contained in a compound inflorescence and 4 Tepals are present. There are...

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Greyia sutherlandii

General Info Tree may reach 9m high. Simple, ovate to circular Leaves are deciduous. Spectacular, red Flowers are in racemes. Each has 10 red protruding stamens. Fruit a capsule + many dark Seeds. Description Greyia sutherlandii RSA Tree No. 446. Common names: Bottlebrush, Glossy bottlebrush, Natal bottlebrush, Wild bottlebrush, Blinkblaarbaakhout, Natal-baakhout. Family: Melianthaceae: (honey bush family). All members of the family Melianthaceae are trees or shrubs. The great majority are located in southern and topical Africa. The 3 to 5 genera include Bersama, Francoa and Greyia. The genus Greyia has 3 species that differ from other members of the...

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Indigofera jucunda

General Info Attractive Tree is up to 7m high. Leaves are imparipinnate. The pea-like, fragrant Flowers in racemes have pink and white petals. The Fruit is a cylindrical pod with 8-10 Seeds. Description Tree Indigofera jucunda, Indigofera frutescens, Indigofera cylindrica. RSA Tree No. 226.4. Common names: Mountain Indigo, Tree indigo, River indigo. Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae are Angiosperms (flowering plants) and commonly referred to as the pea, bean or legume family. After the Orchidaceae and the Asteraceae, the Fabaceae is the third largest Angiosperm family with 700+ genera and close to 20 000 species. Local genera include Acacia (Vauchellia, Senegalia), Albizia, Bauhinia, Bolusanthus,...

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Philenoptera sutherlandii

General Info This evergreen Tree may reach 30m high. Twigs have rusty brown hairs. The dark green Leaves are imparipinnate. Flowers are zygomorphic and pea-like. Fruit is a pod – up to 12cm long. Description Tree Philenoptera sutherlandii, Millettia sutherlandii. RSA Tree No. 228. Common names: Forest Apple–leaf, Giant Umzimbeet, Bastard umzimbeet Family: Fabaceae, Leguminosae are Angiosperms (flowering plants) and commonly referred to as the pea, bean or legume family. After the Orchidaceae and the Asteraceae, the Fabaceae is the third largest Angiosperm family with 700+ genera and close to 20 000 species. Local genera include Acacia (Vauchellia, Senegalia), Albizia, Bauhinia,...

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