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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Imberbe wrote: :lol: Actually both! :wink:

You get the Lebombo Ironwood in Kruger.


OK thanks Mr. Leadwood :twisted: 8) .....I do a lot Multiple Choice questions lately (ot is it multiple guessing :doh: ) but anyway, I get confused easliy...

So the Ironwood/Ysterhout is not the leadwood referred to as hardekoolhout (not like a synonym for it?) but a separate tree species? :hmz:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:13 pm

Not too bad ... for a confused person! :lol:

Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool

Androstachys johnsonii = Lebombo Ironwood = Wildekweper = Lebombo ysterhout.

These two are not even family.

Leadwood = Combretum family
Lebombo ironwood = Euphorbia family (as is Tamboti, Lebombo Euphorbia etc.)
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:24 pm

You're a star, I mean leadwood, I mean Grounded hornbill :lol: You know what I mean :twisted:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:33 pm

G@mespotter wrote:... I mean Grounded hornbill :lol:


No! What did the poor bird do wrong? :twisted: :lol:
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby JenB » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:38 pm

Now just listen to the two of you! :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby G@mespotter » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:34 pm

Got some mome more info about leadwood trees.... Did you guys know that most of the 'statute-like', dead trees in Kruger are dead leadwood trees, and that it's stem and branches remain for years, because they are so hard, and take decade to rot....

Small but interesting details :wink:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread postby karenr » Mon May 04, 2009 10:12 pm

I am involved in children's nature education and this has been such an interesting thread. Wow!!! Thanks for all the info from all the clever people! :D The kids are just going to love this!!!


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