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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by G@mespotter » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:57 pm

Imberbe wrote: :lol: Actually both! :wink:

You get the Lebombo Ironwood in Kruger.


OK thanks Mr. Leadwood :twisted: 8) .....I do a lot Multiple Choice questions lately (ot is it multiple guessing :doh: ) but anyway, I get confused easliy...

So the Ironwood/Ysterhout is not the leadwood referred to as hardekoolhout (not like a synonym for it?) but a separate tree species? :hmz:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:13 pm

Not too bad ... for a confused person! :lol:

Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool

Androstachys johnsonii = Lebombo Ironwood = Wildekweper = Lebombo ysterhout.

These two are not even family.

Leadwood = Combretum family
Lebombo ironwood = Euphorbia family (as is Tamboti, Lebombo Euphorbia etc.)
Imberbe = Combretum imberbe = Leadwood = Hardekool = The spirit of the Wildernis!

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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by G@mespotter » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:24 pm

You're a star, I mean leadwood, I mean Grounded hornbill :lol: You know what I mean :twisted:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:33 pm

G@mespotter wrote:... I mean Grounded hornbill :lol:


No! What did the poor bird do wrong? :twisted: :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by JenB » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:38 pm

Now just listen to the two of you! :lol:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by G@mespotter » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:34 pm

Got some mome more info about leadwood trees.... Did you guys know that most of the 'statute-like', dead trees in Kruger are dead leadwood trees, and that it's stem and branches remain for years, because they are so hard, and take decade to rot....

Small but interesting details :wink:
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Re: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by karenr » Mon May 04, 2009 10:12 pm

I am involved in children's nature education and this has been such an interesting thread. Wow!!! Thanks for all the info from all the clever people! :D The kids are just going to love this!!!

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Re: Tree: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by G@mespotter » Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:49 am

Does anyone have pictures of the Combretum imberbe (leadwood) bark that you can post here? I want to use it for the background of a (wedding invitation)card. This tree is so special it needs a special recognition..! Would be grateful, I know there are some similarly 'weird' leadwood-loving people on the forum who might have it!

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Re: Tree: Leadwood (Combretum imberbe)

Unread post by Rooies » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:16 pm

I am sure there are some of you that will remember the old Custos magazine. Now, in one of those magazines, there was report from a field ranger about a controlled fire in the Satara area. He mentioned that 36 days after the fire, he returned to check on the new plant growth, and found that one of the leadwood trees that caught fire, was still smouldering.
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