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Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:21 am Unread post
forestgump wrote
Elsa saw one recently :hmz:
As a wild guess, could it be the Diospyros lycioides or Blue Bush? :whistle:
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Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:26 am Unread post
:dance: well done Elsa :thumbs_up:


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And strangely enough I can even supply a pic of said tree! 8)

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which BTW was seen in Kruger on the H4-2 between LS and Croc Bridge.


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Ok, will give this a bash but I am not "big" on plants/Trees etc.

This tree has a very specific way or place that is grows.
It has whitish bark and rounded leaves.

The fruit it produces ripens to pale or dark red and are popular with humans, baboons, monkeys and birds such as the Purple-crested Louries Pigeons and Brown-headed Parrots, Barbets and many more.


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Rock fig (?) ?


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ndloti wrote
Rock fig (?) ?
Yes! :thumbs_up:
Did I make it too easy or you too clever? :wink: but well done Ndloti.

Ficus abutilifolia, or Large-leaved Rockfig.

These trees have always fascinated me with the way they can split or crack rocks with their aggressive root system.
It has a short. crooked, low-branching, yellow white trunk with bark that peels off in paper-thin flakes.


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This tree which diceros bicornis (and others) utilises contains a milky latex which can be termed poisonous to man.


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Euphorbia Ingens or Tree Euphorbia?


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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:38 am Unread post
or Tamboti


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Tamboti was the answer I had in mind , as tree euhorbia tend to grow on rocky ridges (?) which black rhino do not frequent (?) in KNP .


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Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:13 am Unread post
Thanks for the reminder, ndloti :thumbs_up:

If you had a farm with a stand of black wattle , that you had just clear felled, to get rid of it.....why would it not be a good idea to burn the area afterwards to clear the remaining slash and stumps??


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Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:58 pm Unread post
I am going to take a wild guess. Fire helps to crack open the seeds which helps with the germination process.


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Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:05 pm Unread post
My guess would be that they contain a high oil content (like pine trees) and would cause a bigger fire than planned and more damages in the end. :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:


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Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:23 pm Unread post
I'll go with Rooies.
The black wattle germinates like crazy after a veld fire.


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The fire might destroy seeds and seedlings which could flourish given space and moisture? :?: :idea:
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