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Unread post by Elzet » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:36 am

H-f! Stunning. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:36 am

Bishop, that was a great question :thumbs_up: Had to do some of research and learned a lot along the way :lol:


I could grow in your garden. Ripen fruit is eaten by Vervet Monkeys. Bark maceration can be drunk to threat womens's and men's ailments. But be careful: The leaves and the roots have been reported to have caused death.
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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:22 pm

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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:30 am

Is it one of the solanaceae?
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Unread post by Bushmom » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:44 am

Is it the phyllanthus recticulatus (potato bush)?
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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:15 pm

Sorry OWN and Bushman, but no :whistle:

Could be found in your garden, but is not a common garden plant. I am a medium-sized tree.
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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Ficus sur? (Wild fig, cape fig, broom cluster fig, bush fig)
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Unread post by Elzet » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:44 pm

:doh:


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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:37 am

Image Nope.

Another hint: The Zulu's use the bark as medicine to treat cases of impotency and barrenness. Image
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Unread post by Elzet » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:25 am

Hang in there, HF. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Bersama lucens
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Unread post by Hippo-fan » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:54 am

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Bersama lucens

Family : Melianthaceae (white ash family)
Common names : glossy white ash ( Eng. ); blinkblaarwitessenhout (Afr.); isiNdiyandiya (Xhosa); uNdiyaza (Zulu)


Bersama lucens is not a common garden plant, rather a specialist specimen that still needs to be promoted in the garden fraternity.

Bersama lucens is a small to medium-sized tree, of 3 to 10 m high. The leaves are compound, shiny, leathery, thick and dark green; they are divided into 2-4 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet with a short stalk. The midrib is yellow and the veins are conspicuous. The margins are wavy and entire. The flowers are small, greenish white, on slender stalks, in long, narrow heads. The tree flowers from September to May. The fruits are dull green, velvety, wrinkled, woody capsules of up to 20 mm in diameter. The capsule has 4 valves, with scarlet seeds half covered in a fleshy, yellowish aril.

Conservation status
Bersama lucens is not protected by any legislation in South Africa.

Distribution and habitat
Bersama lucens occurs from the northeastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland, eastern Gauteng and southern Mozambique. It is found growing in a variety of habitats ranging from swamps, coastal forests, high inland forests of the interior, forest margins, in kloofs and in dune bush. It is found from sea level to an altitude of about 1 200 m.

Derivation of name and historical aspects
The genus Bersama is recognized by its dense, heavy foliage with beautiful brown new growth. The genus name Bersama refers to the Ethiopian name for this genus. The specific epithet lucens is the Latin word for glossy, which refers to the leaf surface. There are seven species of Bersama in southern Africa.


Ecology
The fruits ripen from late summer and are eaten by Vervet monkeys.

Uses and cultural aspects
Bersama lucens is a handsome evergreen tree suitable for small gardens. The Zulus use the bark as medicine to relieve menstrual pain and to treat cases of impotency and barrenness. The leaves and the roots have been reported to have caused death. This tree is also regarded as a magical protector against evil spirits.


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Unread post by onewithnature » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:54 am

Great information, HF. :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:37 pm

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Unread post by Elzet » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:34 pm

As I was away, and dutifully and courteously notified other quizzers, and seeing that nobody took the opportunity, I'll be back with a Q soon.
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