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
Lycium barbarum - sea of fencing
Thorny shrub, 1-3 m high, stems Pendente .. Leaves alternate, glabra, short stalks, language ovat-elliptic, top acute, base cuneata, margins entire, 1-5.5 x 0.5-1.5 cm. Flowers hermaphrodite, axillary, solitary or in groups, calyx 0.3-0.4 cm long, 5-lobed or consonant, Corola infundibuliforma, 1-1.2 cm, pale purple, petals strong reflexes
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
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.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.
Originally from Europe and western Asia, growing on wet soils and peat, from plain to 1800 m altitude.
Cucumis sativus L. - cucumber
Herbaceous annual, monoecious, climbing, 1-4 m. Leaves alternate, palmate-lobate, lobes acute and angulosi-toothed, 7-20 x 7-15 cm, scabrous, 5-20 cm long stalks. Flowers unisexuat-mono, pentamere, calyx Vilos, 5 sepa narrow-triangular, 0.5-1 cm long; Corola campanulata, yellow-gold petals 2 cm long
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall.
Hebe x franciscana is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.