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Shrub: Potato Bush

Unread postby Bok » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:32 am

Hi everyone!
Every time that I'm near KNP, I smell a scent. I think it's a type of tree. Especially in Skukuza. Does someone perhaps know what tree it is, or if it is anything else?
It's not a very "attractive" smell, but I love it, because it reminds me of all the times I've visited KNP.
Since I was 5 years old, I've remembered that smell.

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Unread postby woodlin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:37 pm

Are you not perhaps talking about the Potato Bush? :lol: Don't laugh - some people don't like the "smell", but it smells like potatoes boiling, just stronger. Very noticeable in winter. My favourite bushveld smell.

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:59 pm

It could also be the Sausage Tree ...really distinctive Bushveld smell
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:21 pm

I agree with Woodlin with regards to the patato bush. The other familiar smell is that of the thatch roofs.
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Unread postby Rooies » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:28 pm

Is it not the wild sage bush?

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Unread postby Senyetse » Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:43 pm

Wild sage is extremely sweet smelling, not really like rubbing your joints together (depends on if they're perfuemd though).

I suppose the smell of rubbing your joints together will also depend on how often you bath :roll: :D
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Unread postby Bok » Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:06 am

Freda wrote:Hi Bok and welcome :D
Is this a year round smell or do you usually visit during certain months of the year?


It's a year round smell... I smell it the strongest when I'm in the parking of the reception at Skukuza. In front of the 3 heads.

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Re: Smell in KNP

Unread postby G@mespotter » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:16 pm

Jip I would also go for patato bush. It's one of the most distinctive smells in Kruger
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Unread postby Johann » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:38 pm

Bok wrote:It's a year round smell... I smell it the strongest when I'm in the parking of the reception at Skukuza. In front of the 3 heads.


When we entered Skukuza and drove past the reception on Sunday I could clearly smell the Potato bush.
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Shrub: Potato Bush

Unread postby Bok » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:29 am

Okay, so it's the Potato Bush?

Yipppeeee, I know we are talking about the same smell! :thumbs_up:

Is it a tree or what?

I told you the smell is the strongest at Skukuza's reception!

Thanks everyone!!!!!! :lol:


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