Euclea natalensis is a very variable, evergreen plant, ranging from a small shrub up to a moderately large tree with a spreading crown and a bole 20cm or more. Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree (depending on where in grow. The custom of cleaning teeth and the gums with a chewed root of the tree Euclea natalensis, in the belief that it benefits oral health, is practised in South Africa.

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Natslensis QR Code Generator. Euclea natalensis is not threatened. The leaves are variable in size, shape and hairiness, most often oval to oblong with pointed, bluntly pointed or rounded tips.

Euclea natalensis is divided into six subspecies: HedgeGarden Uses: Clean off the fleshy layer, sow in spring or summer natalnsis a well-drained seedling mix. Sandy, Loam Flowering season: A South African guide. Plants of southern Africa: It is also used for protective sprinkling charms.


Subscribe Subscribe To Our Newsletter. In arid scrub it is stunted, often less than a metre tall, while fuclea forest or under favourable conditions it can form a handsome tree m tall with spreading branches.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Water generously during its first years to allow it to establish itself. The strongly scented small, creamy white flowers are borne from August to March and are followed by round red to black fruit from March to December.

Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? Flora of tropical East Africa. They are edible and attract birds.

Toothbrushing with the root of Euclea natalensis.

Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. It has a spread of m. The fruits are edible, and are eaten by birds, monkeys and people. They have a heavy, sweet scent.

They are smooth or bristly, yellow, orange, red and black, in dense, conspicuous clusters.

Toothbrushing with the root of Euclea natalensis.

Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera. Diospyros is a large genus of about species that occur throughout the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres, with about 94 species in Africa, and about 20 in southern Africa.


Euclea natalemsis is dioecious with male and female flowers eucpea on separate trees. Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree depending on where in grows. Creative gardening with indigenous plants. What code is in the image? SmallGrowth Rate: Euclea is a small African genus of about 20 species, with 16 species in southern Africa.

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The wood is heavy, hard and strong, but is not much used and is avoided as firewood natalnesis KwaZulu-Natal. Euclea natalensis twigs are used for toothbrushes.

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