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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:44 am

Australian Tree Fern?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby forestgump » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:00 pm

The exotic Cyathea australis....refers to the south, it's common name is Rough Tree Fern :wink:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:28 am

:big_eyes:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:41 am

The Venda people of Southern Africa take bark from the marula tree, soak it in hot water, and then drink the resulting infusion. For what specific purpose do they do this?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:37 pm

To treat Malaria.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:40 am

Yes, and to prevent malaria too.

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:35 pm

This tree found in KNP is endangered due to the harvesting for medicinal use. It is so threatened that it is being guarded by armed guards. It has proven medicinal uses. Name the tree.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:22 am

:hmz: Baobab?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:13 pm

No, but they are found in the same general vicinity.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:07 pm

As far as I know Swazi Lily, Wild Ginger and the Pepperbark Tree are threatened in the Park... but one of the guides on our walk mentioned the Impala Lily was heavily harvested for medicinal purposes...

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Hi Sean ... not the Impala lilly I was thinking about but the Pepper Bark tree! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Goodness! Here goes... This will probably be too easy but it is from personal experience.

Which trees are probably not a good idea to camp under at the end of the dry season in the far north of Kruger and why? :)

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:42 pm

:lol: :doh:

Any fig tree ... teaming with animal live looking for their fruit. :hmz:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby SeanP » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:22 pm

You are on the right track Imberbe... Shall we say this tree is rather rare down in the south. I have seen one around the Timbavati area and is more common in the north. Your reasoning regarding animals is spot on. Another clue?

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:02 pm

That would probably be a Nyala tree?
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