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Tree: Nyala tree (Xanthocercis zambesiaca)

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:58 pm

Can anyone help with an ID for these trees (two different trees, but I think they're the same sort), seen in Mapungubwe in April 2012.

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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Nyala tree.
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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:39 pm

Mashatu tree?

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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:53 pm

Imberbe wrote:Nyala tree.

Thanks, Imberbe! That's what I thought, but I wasn't quite sure of my memory, so many thanks for confirming! :thumbs_up:
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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:11 pm

I saw that Nyala tree = Mashatu tree, what the game reserve across the river is called after...it is full of these trees....

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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:25 pm

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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby arks » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:17 am

RichardJ wrote:I saw that Nyala tree = Mashatu tree, what the game reserve across the river is called after...it is full of these trees....

Thanks for this interesting info, Richard :thumbs_up:
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Re: tree ID help

Unread postby forestgump » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:47 am

Pafuri picnic site has some nice specimens :thumbs_up:
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