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Unread post by Elzet » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:54 pm

Pipe-Stem Fingerleaf Tree? :redface:
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:37 pm

Nope! Fell for the first one... :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Elzet » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:49 pm

Cherry tree?
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:41 pm

Is that one indigenous? Didn't even cross my mind, and don't think it appears in my Sappi books. :tongue:
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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:58 pm

One of the Oom's pipes is made of cherry wood... :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:05 pm

Trichilia emetica
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm

Elzet wrote:One of the Oom's pipes is made of cherry wood... :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:


Yup, and cherry-wood makes good pipes, and is actually a lovely wood. But there are other clues as wel...

Not the Natal Mahogany either. I don't see that the extracted oil is used for the uses listed below...
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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:25 pm

Beautiful wood indeed. :wink:


Bishie, you mean 'above' and not 'below'? :lol: :lol: :tongue:


Indeed - soap, candles, butter, cosmetics, wood oil. And Mafura butter.

http://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/Pr ... ?SpID=1659

books.google.co.za/books?isbn=9057821915...

database.prota.org/PROTAhtml/Trichilia%20emetica_En.htm
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:25 pm

bishop3006 wrote:Thanks Imberbe, interesting question. Had me think some!

Let's keep to the trees.

This beauty is used, but be careful! Tobacco pipes are made from the wood and the fruit pulp is edible. The oil from the fruit and seed is used as hair oil, cooking, and to make candles and soap. Quite a versatile tree it would seem.

But beware, the seeds are poisonous!

Which tree?


Elzet, when you post, the previous post is below! :tongue:
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Unread post by Elzet » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :tongue:

Soap nut tree?


Shea tree also comes to mind... :wall: :wall:
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:11 pm

"beauty" refers to part of its scientific name.
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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:17 am

Ochna pulchra ( Common names: peeling plane (Eng.); lekkerbreek(Afr.)

The word Ochna was derived from the Greek word Ochne for the wild pear. Linnaeus thought that the leaves somewhat resembled that of the wild pear. The specific name pulchra, a Latin word, means beautiful, which is very apt for this tree.

The wood is pale brown or light reddish, soft and grained with a curious papery feel when planed smooth. It is only used for small ornaments and in Namibia arrows are made from the stems.

It is said that the pulp of the fruit is edible, but the seeds are poisonous According to Palmer & Pitman (1972), the Bushmen roasted the green fruit. The ripe ones are high in fat content. It is boiled in water and the fat skimmed off the surface. This is then eaten or used to polish iron. The fat is also suitable for the production of candles and soap, although the greenish brown oil is unpleasant-smelling.
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:29 pm

:naughty: 2 days since that reply... :whistle:
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Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:31 pm

:mrgreen: Only joking...

Peeling-bark ochna indeed. Well done H-f - you're IT! :thumbs_up:
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