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
Trees and shrubs
Genus Edgeworth is named in memory of botanist Michael Pakenham Edgeworth (1812-1881).
Edgeworth chrysantha deciduu is a shrub, of 1,8-2,4 m tall, native of China, Himalayas, naturalized in Chugoku. Foxy stalk. Leaves arranged alternate, short stalks or Sesi, language: lanceolata, acuminata top, edge entire, base cuneata; 8-20/3-5 cm.
Prunus laurocerasus L.
Shrub or small tree, 6 m high. Leaves evergreen, alternate, coriacee, lamina lanceolata-obovata, top acute, base cuneata, upper surface glossy green, the bottom is opaque, ribbed clear, ribbed robust short.
Tree 15-40 m high, trunk 1 m in diameter. Subsesile leaves or stalks, stalks up to 3 cm long, glabru or glabrescent; language to narrow obovata ovata, ovat-lanceolata, 6-15 x 2.5-7 cm, margins evening, the round, top-acute acuminata.
Deciduu shrub, 2-5 m high. Bark gray young branches are yellow-green. Leaves alternate; paripenat-compound, 4-6 pairs of folio oval-elliptic, 10-35 mm long, dark green in summer and autumn yellow, 5-10 cm long; spinescente Stipe. Flowers solitary, Corola yellow, 20-25 mm long, increase the armpit leaves, blooming from May to June.
Pachira aquatica growing naturally along rivers in Central and South America. Is cultivated in world wide like ornamental, in hedges or solitary. Resistant to drought anf flooding.
The seeds of P. aquatica are delicious raw, boiled or roasted. Young leaves and flowers are also edible. The seeds are high in protein and edible oil.
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Anemone hupehensis var. japonica
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Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.