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Unread postby LadyRaven » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:59 pm

Oh. :redface:

:lol:

Well... I don't know anything about the Tamboti. :?

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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:48 pm

:lol: OK, lets test you on this next one ...

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This is usually a lovely big tree. Often found next to rivers, and on termite mounds.

It makes a nice big, flat pod. The beans can be eaten when roasted. The extract of the bark is used for treating heartburn. Animals love browsing the leaves, and you will often find a browse line, because of heavy utilisation.

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:53 pm

This must be my WBB!!
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:01 pm

:lol: Yes, had to find a Weeping Boer-Bean just for you!

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And look at its flowers.

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The flowers is just beautiful bursts of red in the bush. Insects just love the nectar, and it is also drunk by baboons, monkeys and all sorts of birds.

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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:05 pm

thank you!!!
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Unread postby Dotty » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:15 pm

QM you say the beans can be roasted and eaten ..What do they taste like?
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:27 pm

I haven't tried that one yet Dotty. So we will have to stop a while and roast a few seeds for brunch! :D

I have however found that in most cases, plants might be edible, but that does not really mean that they are nice! Some exceptions are Marula, Red Ivory and Sour Plum.

Any other fruits some of you have tried that is nice?

Can anyone guess how the WBB got its name?
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Unread postby ecojunkie » Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:35 pm

Isn't that because of the use of the beans, and because of the huge amount of nectar produced?
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Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:05 pm

Correct on the name. It produces copious amounts of nectar, sometimes even dripping to the ground. That in combination with the bean, earned it the slightly odd name "Huilboerboon" or WBB.

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Unread postby RosemaryH » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:01 pm

Imberbe wrote: I haven't tried that one yet Dotty. So we will have to stop a while and roast a few seeds for brunch! :D

Be sure to remove the aril before roasting..only then is it edible :D :D
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Unread postby Dotty » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:51 pm

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Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:25 pm

:roll: Really Dotty. You should look where you're walking!

But I suppose I should not be so absorbed in this little insect over here! Look at this little guy. :)

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Any ideas what this is? :wink:
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Unread postby Dotty » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:19 am

Ooop's :lol:
It looks like some kind of wasp or bee.
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Unread postby Jeanus » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:38 am

Mason wasp - preys on catipillars - builds nests from clay - lays eggs first and then stocks chambers with food - unusual usualy the other way around (done this way because the catipillar is only partialy paralised and because it can still wriggle may aquash the young wasp)
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Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:49 am

No, not a wasp! :twisted:
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