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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2013, 06:26:06 pm »
A huge Mopanie Tree in Damaraland Namibie. I don't think I will ever see a bigger one.

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2013, 06:31:40 pm »
1. Kokerboom with it's unique Bark in Namibia
2. Second Picture is a Buffalo Thorn ( Blinkblaar haak en steek) in a Riverbed in Southern Namibia. When they grow to this size they don't have any Thorns anymore. As a Kid I build a Treehut in this same Tree.
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2013, 11:02:36 pm »
Very interesting thread. My favorite tree is a fever tree. Built a house many years ago and planted two on the pavement. Kids grew up and fled the nest so house to big for wife and I so we sold to move to a smaller house.  Big mistake but that is another story. Went past the house recently and those two trees are magnificent.  Wish I could move them to the pavement at my current house

I went to the Herman Charles Bosman fees a few weeks ago. Did a tour of a manpoer distillery. What a character. He made manpoer from the fruit of a thorn tree. Very small berry. Any idea what tree that would be? 
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #63 on: December 04, 2013, 09:33:44 am »
Sycamore Figs at Ndumo national park:


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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #64 on: December 04, 2013, 10:22:59 am »
Beautiful !!!!
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #65 on: December 04, 2013, 06:40:08 pm »


That is a spectacular photo.
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2013, 11:18:29 am »
1.Gewone Drolpeer or Common Plum, one of the first Trees to flower in Autumn.
2. Natal Waterberry on the right
3. Fruit of the Natal Waterberry.
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2013, 02:13:54 pm »
While we are talking indigenous trees, here is a link to a very nice publication by an indigenous company :spitcoffee:


Dictionary of names for southern African trees CD-Rom

http://www.briza.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2013, 12:54:26 pm »
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.
Vertel bietjie wat jy geplant het man, moenie so geheimsinnig wees nie. ;D

Ek het Marula, kameel doring, koors boom, koffie boom en nog so paar vet plante geplant. EK wag nog vir die saad om op te kom.
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2013, 11:22:11 am »
Soetdoring
Stamvrug
Vrug van die Stamvrug
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2013, 11:26:29 am »
Geelhout
van Wyk's Hout
Bas van die van Wyk's Hout
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2013, 09:40:04 pm »
can anyone tell me the name of this tree please
Pics from Umkomaas, Natal South Coast.
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2013, 02:41:43 pm »
no idea, but nice photos !

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2014, 12:41:36 pm »
Huilboerboon wat ek so paar jaar terug geplant het by my garage. Kan nie glo hoe vinnig die outjie gegroei het nie.
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2014, 01:38:54 pm »
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2014, 01:44:22 pm »
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2014, 02:20:09 pm »
Soetdoring
Stamvrug
Vrug van die Stamvrug

Any idea where one could get the seeds for that Stamvrug?? They are bloody lekker  :drif:
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #77 on: January 24, 2014, 03:54:00 pm »
SG I dont but I see you live in GP, they grow  wild on the Mountain in Northcliff you will be able to get the Fruit and seed there but remember they will ony grow in High Altitude Areas and it must be in rocky Soil. Good luck
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #78 on: January 24, 2014, 09:03:31 pm »
Aloe Dichotoma - Ramossissima, in our front garden
Grown quite fast into a spectacular specimen
Also known as Maiden's Quiver tree

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #79 on: January 24, 2014, 09:21:43 pm »
 :o That is indeed a Specimen!