Scientific name - Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch
Synonyms - Drypetes zombensis Dunkley
Popular names - mjafari.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in South Africa, which grows in evergreen forests at over 1200 m altitude.
Description - small tree, 10 m high, branches edges. Leaves alternate, language narrow oblong or elliptic, round base, asymmetrical, margins deeply soirees, shiny dark green on the upper face, and green inside. Stipele linear, 0.1 cm. Flowers in bundles, appear in the armpit leaves and on old wood, male flowers are nested sepa 4.5, 0 petals, flowers were sepa Cadu female, ovary 1.2 lodges with 2 ovules per box. Blooms in September-October. Fruit drupe indehiscenta, global, 25 x 20 mm, yellow-orange.
Growth rate - slowly, 30 cm / 1 year. Build after the age of 5 years.
Tolerances - - tolerate moderate drought and frost.
Requirements - grows well in semi-shade (natural habitat), in full sun (cultivated in the garden).
Propagation - by seeds.
Diseases and pests --
Partners garden - Allophylus natalensis, CELTIS African Clausen anis, megalocarpus Croton, Diospyros inhacaensis, Diospyros natalensis, Euclea divinorum, Fagaropsis angolensis, Mimusops caffra, Ochna natalitia, Tecla gerrardii.
Properties and Uses - bark is used as a remedy for stomach ache and has properties purgatives. Wood is used for firewood, charcoal, wooden spoons.
Braam Van Wyk, Keith Coates Palgrave, Piet Van Wyk - Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Stuik Publishers, 1997
Brian Morris, Jerome Msonthi - Chewa Medical Botany - Lit Verlag, 1995
David Johnson, Sally Johnson - Gardening with Indigenous Trees - Struik Publishers, 2002
Vincent Carruthers - The Wildlife of Southern Africa - Struik Publishers, 2005
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Dracaena marginata Lemarck
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Thunberg mysorensis is used as an ornamental species for rapid growth and flowers arranged in raceme. Blooms in July-September.
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.
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Evergreen tree, 15-20 m high. Leaves simple, alternate, coriacee, limb oval edge gear, 2.5-5 cm long, short stalks. Flowers arranged in dense corymb, hermaphrodite, pentamere, white, 1.5 cm in diameter, calyx of 5 SEPA. Fruit capsule, containing 10-20 seeds.
Doronicum grandiflorum - geofita rizomatoasa, native to southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, growing on calcareous substrates in mountain and alpine floor, the debris, slopes from 2000-2500 m altitude.