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Shrub: African Dogrose (Oncoba spinosa)

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Shrub: African Dogrose (Oncoba spinosa)

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:52 am

This beautiful large shrub was flowering in the Tshokwane picnic parking area.
Another name according to my reference is the Snuff-box Tree.

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Re: Shrub: African Dogrose (Oncoba spinosa)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:37 pm

The flowers of this smallish tree or shrub are indeed beautiful. The wildflowers of Kruger are also discussed in another current thread. Sometimes this tree is also referred to as the “fried egg tree” as the yellow stamens in the centre of the flowers resembles a fried egg :) . I think it is very appropriate for the Tshokwane area as many a Kruger visitor has had and will still have fried eggs on their skottels at the newly renovated picnic spot :thumbs_up:
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Re: Shrub: African Dogrose (Oncoba spinosa)

Unread postby Crested Val » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Lovely photo Elsa..............such a delicate rose looks as though it should be in an English garden, not the African bush!!!

Will look out for it when we call in at Tshokwane in November!!

(So glad it has now reopened :thumbs_up: )
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