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South African National
List of Trees No.
much-branched shrub, rarely a small tree. Branches angular,
covered with powdery resin.
grey-brown to grey-white.
spirally-arranged, trifoliate, small, glossy green, with a
resinous coating, margin wavy.
very small, white to greenish-white, in multi-flowered axillary
and terminal heads. June - Sept.
spherical, reddish-brown. Aug. - Sept.
useful for stabilising dunes.
primarily been sourced, and often directly quoted, from:
Breitenbach. Southern Cape Forests and Trees.
The Government Printer, Pretoria: 1974.
This excellent reference work has also been produced in
abbreviated form as the "Southern Cape Tree Guide", originally
published in 1985. It has recently been reprinted and is
available at the SAN Parks / Dept of Forestry offices in Knysna
Coates Palgrave. Trees of Southern Africa. Struik,
Cape Town: 1981.
Other information sources are listed on the References page.