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Tree: Lowveld Cluster Leaf (Terminalia prunioides)

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Tree: Lowveld Cluster Leaf (Terminalia prunioides)

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:40 pm

I know this plant's been mentioned on the forums before but I can't remember the name. At Bobbejaankrans and it stinks to high heaven!

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Re: Plant ID needed

Unread postby brian schrenk » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi Guinea Pig

From your photo (and taking the comment of odour in account) I am pretty sure that it is the
"Lowveld Cluster Leaf" - Terminalia prunioides.

They flower from +/- Sept. to Feb. (Not sure when your photo was taken; assuming it was on your recent tipe to SA.) an yes the flowers, rich in nectar, do have a revoltingly sweet smell.

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