'Africa Tree Guide'

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Welwitschia Mirabilis


Africa Tree Guide Information: Welwitschia Mirabilis plants are unusual for their large, strap like leaves that grow continuously along the ground. The Welwitschia is endemic to the
Nara Plant.

Nara Plant

Africa Tree Guide Information: Acanthosicyos horrida forms clumps of vegetation in the dunes of the Sossuvlei region near Walvis Bay. Acanthosicyos horrida is a dioecious perennial
Natal mahogany. Michael Briza

Natal Mahogany

Africa Tree Guide Information: The Natal Mahogany tree (Trichilia emetica) grows in open woodland and riverine bush from Sudan to Kwazulu-Natal. The leaves are glossy green and the
Baobab. Parfuri area


Africa Tree Guide Information: Adansonia digitata, or Baobab tree, was named in honour of Michel Adanson, the naturalist who first saw it in Senegal, Africa about 1750. The Baobab
Weeping Boer Bean.

Weeping Boer Bean

Africa Tree Guide Information: The beauty of the flowers is in the brightly coloured calyces (sepals), stamens and pedicels (flower stalks). The flowers produce copious amounts of


Africa Tree Guide Information: A wide spread, fairly common shrub, up to 4m tall, which grows on both deep sand and loamy sand. The leaves are relatively large compared to other
Buffalo thorn tree. Michael Briza

Buffalo Thorn

Africa Tree Guide Information: This is a deciduous tree, which grows upto 17m tall. It is a fast growing, deciduous, drought and frost resistant tree. The bark is rough and is dark
Sausage Tree

Sausage Tree

Africa Tree Guide Information: The sausage tree of sub-Saharan Africa is beautiful in flower. The blood-red to maroon flowers hang in long panicles. The fragrance of the flower is not
Mopane. Brett Hilton-Barber

Mopane Tree

Africa Tree Guide Information: The most diagnostic feature of the Mopane tree is undoubtedly the butterfly-shaped leaves, which are bright green when they emerge but turn into a
Jackalberry. Michael Briza


Africa Tree Guide Information: The Jackalberry tree can grow very tall, up to 80 feet, with a trunk circumference of 16 feet. Most trees don't grow that tall, however, and heights of
Umbrella-Thorn Acacia

Umbrella Thorn

Africa Tree Guide Information: The bark has a rough feel and is grey to black in colour. The tree has a combination of one straight thorn with a small hooked thorn alongside. The
Wild Date Pakm. Brett Hilton-Barber

Wild Date Palm

Africa Tree Guide Information: The Wild Date palm has feather-shaped leaves. This evergreen palm does not grow much more than 6m in height and often occurs in dense stands, with one
Bushwillow. Brett Hilton-Barber

Mixed Bushwillow

Africa Tree Guide Information: he Mixed Bushwillow Woodlands is the name given to an eco-zone in the Kruger National Park that includes trees such as Red Bushwillow
Tamboti. Michael Briza


Africa Tree Guide Information: Deciduous and of medium height, the bark is characterisically rough and black. The milky latex can cause severe irritation to the skin and eyes
Marula Tree. Brett Hilton-Batber

Marula Tree

Africa Tree Guide Information: The history of the marula tree goes back thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows the marula tree was a source of nutrition as long as ago
Ilala Palm. Lee Berger

Lala Palm

Africa Tree Guide Information: Locally called Molala, large palm trees usually 5 to 7m, but sometimes up to 15m in height, single or multi-stemmed, with a slight swelling about half
Knobthorn. Brett Hilton-Batber

Knob Thorn

Africa Tree Guide Information: It grows 5-18 m in height and is fire-resistant. The common names in English and Afrikaans refer to the very characteristic thorns, which are knobbed
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