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Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

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).

Management --

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.

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Properties and Uses - bark is used as a remedy for stomach ache and has properties purgatives. Wood is used for firewood, charcoal, wooden spoons.

Curiosity --

References

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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