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Unread postby naturelover » Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:00 pm

Hi all

Well done Imberbe and everyone else Tamboti was absolutely correct.
When burned Tamboti wood gives of smoke which is highly toxic if inhaled.
Onto you Imberbe.

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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:39 pm

My fruit is edible and quite sought after. Even humans use it to make jelly, wine and mampoer.
I prefer rocky areas.
My leathery leaves are dark green on the top and light brown at the bottom.
I grow in the Northern parts of South Africa.
My Afrikaans name is derived from the peculiar place I grow my fruit.

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Unread postby jonty1 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:33 am

Maroela tree :) ???
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Unread postby Senyetse » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:39 am

Stamvrug - Englerophytum magalismontanum - quite common on the rocky ridges around Gauteng
Dec '11 - Storms River
June '12 - Berg-en-Dal

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Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:45 am

Indeed Stamvrug / Transvaal milkplum

Stamvrug = stem / trunk fruit. The fruit grows on the trunk of the tree, even very low down at ground level.

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Unread postby Senyetse » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:17 pm

Thank you Imerbe. I am busy growing a few stamvrug trees to plant out in my garden when they are a bit larger. It is a bit slow growing though. :)

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I am found in the northeastern parts of SA. My leaves are crowded at the ends of my branches and I prefer rocky areas. My roots are a source of water in times of drought. What's my scientific name?
Dec '11 - Storms River
June '12 - Berg-en-Dal

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Unread postby Jeanus » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:12 pm

How about Cussonia natalensis[i] - rock cabbage - rotskiepersol - UmGezisa
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Unread postby naturelover » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:58 pm

Hi all

I think I am also going to go with the the Transvaal Milkplum.

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Unread postby Senyetse » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:33 am

Nope - not those two :). A few more guesses then I'll post another clue. :P
Dec '11 - Storms River
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Unread postby jonty1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 2:11 pm

mountain kirkia (Kirkia wilmsii)
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Unread postby Senyetse » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:11 pm

Yay jonty1 :clap: :D

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Unread postby jonty1 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:56 pm

YAY :dance: i finally got one right :lol: :lol:

Clue1: The genus name was named in honour of Adam Afzelius of Uppsala, who lived in Somalia. The specie name refers to the Cuanza River in Angola, where the tree was first found.
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:03 pm

I propose " Afzelia Quanzensis " .... :lol:

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantab/afzelquan.htm
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Unread postby jonty1 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:29 pm

Over to you JF :clap:
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Unread postby jfthibeau » Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:22 pm

... :lol: okeee but not before monday ... too busy tomorrow ... :redface:
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