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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Aloe dichotoma. Know of 3 other Aloe species that are similar, but many Aloe species in South Africa.
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"Aloe Dichotoma/Quiver tree....Known as Choje to the indigenous San people.

"There are 3 Quiver tree species in South Africa – the more widespread Aloe Dichotoma, the shrub-like maiden Aloe Ramosissima and the critically endangered Aloe Pillansii, also called the Giant Quiver tree.
The Giant Quiver tree is classified as critically endangered. It occurs in a narrow band and its southernmost range is well above the Tropic of Capricorn. Their numbers have diminished steadily, in part because of goats and plant collectors, and also because climatic conditions have affected seedling growth".


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Remember: What tree is known as the "Choje tree", and how many species do you get?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Why did I struggle to identify the big shade trees in the Nossob camp site ?
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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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A guess (Nossob is the one camp I have not been to in KTP):
Two of the dominant tree species in KTP, the camel thorn (Acacia erioloba) and the grey camel thorn (Acacia haematoxylon) often hybridise with one another to produce a tree that combines characteristics of both species- thus making identification difficult?

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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This is a guess...

There are both Camelthorn (Acacia haematoxylon) and Glandular/Honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa/torreyana) trees present in Nossob and the mesquite is said to resemble a species of Acacia :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Acacia Erioloba :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Phokokwe , Mesquite had me foxed,as it was exotic.
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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Easy one :hmz:

The fruit of which tree is very juicy and aromatic and is the size of a small plum. It may be eaten fresh and the flesh has an extremely high vitamin C content. It may also be cooked to produce jam, juices and alcoholic beverages.

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Marula tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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I knew this was too easy for you SeanP :lol:

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LOL! I shall post the next cryptic clue as soon as I get home tonight! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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Another one of my all time favourite trees! Tears and agriculture go hand in hand to enable us to find the name of a tree in this leguminous crop! I hope this is not TOO easy! :big_eyes:


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Tree onion (Allium proliferum) :hmz: :pray:

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I must admit that is a pretty good guess... but wrong! :whistle: :tongue:


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Weeping Boer Bean

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 Post subject: Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)
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:dance: Too easy for you Forestgump! :clap: I shall have to think harder next time! :hmz:

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