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Information on unique trees found in Africa including the Baobab, Mopane, Marula Tree and the exotic Welwitschia.

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Welwitschia


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


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


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


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


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...

Bushwillow


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


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


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 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


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


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 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...

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


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


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...

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...

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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