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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Thanks SeanP

A very easy one, which two plants are named after antelope and found in KNP?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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1) Impala lily. :?
2) Kudu lily.
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Agree with Philip1 :lol:

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Yes Philip1 :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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:gflower: Heksie, we will keep it easy. :)

:hmz: What slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub produces a pheromone when it becomes stressed?

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Magic Guarri :D

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Heksie wrote:
Magic Guarri :D


"The Magic Guarri (Euclea divinorum) acts as an early warning beacon to other trees in times of impending drought. Distributed throughout the Park, this slow-growing, dense, evergreen shrub produces a pheromone when it becomes stressed. This triggers the release of tannin in the leaves of surrounding trees which makes them unpalatable to browsers such as kudu. The increase in tannin content is a self-protection mechanism that prevents the bush from being eaten out. The Guarri itself is not favoured by animals although birds like its fruit. Alcoholic beverages have been made from the fruit while twigs broken off from the tree were used as toothbrushes in the old days because of the fibrous texture".

:gflower: With that smile Heksie, you can go for it. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Ok another easy one :tongue:

When you are stranded in Kruger National Park and you have to do a number 2 ( :w: ) the leaves of which tree will you use if you don't have any toiletpaper?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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:hmz: The tree must not be very far from you. :wink:

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We sometimes had to use 'mielie stronke' on the farm, so any object that resembles a 'mielie stronk will suffice. A piece of bark or a thin piece of wood will also do. Just make sure there are no scorpions hiding under the bark, otherwise you will do a number three :shock: . But leaves? It may slip out of your hand and...uhm :doh:

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African Wattle (Peltophorum africanum).


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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Mealie stronke :big_eyes:

SeanP :thumbs_up:
I was on a sunset drive @ Berg en Dal and the guide showed us the black wattle outside the camp and informed us about this :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Thank you Heksie for this info. :gflower:

Well done SeanP. :thumbs_up:

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Good one Heksie :lol:

Well done SeanP :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Thank you all! :dance:

How about an easy one? This tree produces fruits that resemble cricket balls... which if hit by a cricket bat will make primates very happy!!!


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