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Plant: Potato bush (Phyllanthus reticulatus)

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Unread postby Stoffel » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:00 pm

Cannot help to think of Kruger (and long for) when I sometimes get the smell of cooked potatoes - especially Pretoriuskop and Olifants. These are the two camps where I smelled the potato bush most often. A field guide (in one of the neighbouring lodges in Sabi Sand) once showed it out to us. I could not believe such a little unteresting-looking plant was responsible for the smell I associate with the two mentioned camps.
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Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:49 am

The Potato Bush I know is Phyllanthus reticulatus. That's the one that one can smell so strongly in the Kruger.
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