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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Teline nervosa - endemic of the Canary Islands, rape increases from 650 to 700 m altitude, in association with Aeonium undulatum, Carlina salicifolia, Crambe pritzelii, Hypericum canariensis, Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis, Sonchus leptocephalus.
Caesalpinia gilliesii - a species native to temperate and subtropical regions of South America, grown on every continent as an ornamental species in parks and gardens, may naturalize in areas where the climate is favorable.
Ribes uva-crispa - agris, grapes bear
Thorny shrub, 1 m high. Gray-brown bark is exfoliating. Rich stem branched divaricata. Branches long, thin, gray-brown with yellow top, pubescent glabrata in youth and adulthood. Leaves simple, cordiforme, 3-5 lobed, toothed, long stalks
Areca catechu L.
Popular names - English: Areca, Areca-nut, betel nut palm, French: cachou falling within subheading, Arequier, German: Betelnusspalme, Guam: pugua, India: Pan, Spanish: catechou hand, Yap: bu.
Areca catechu - originating in eastern Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grows in tropical climates at altitudes from 0 to 900 m.
Ceiba pentandra - tree, native of tropical America, seen as a species cultivated in the Philippines, growing in arid regions,forests and grasslands from sea level to 1000 m altitude.
Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
Silene bitlisensis O. Tugay & Ertugrul
Papaver aurantiacum - perennial species, grows on limestone debris and rocky places in alpine and subalpine region.