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Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Elytropappus
Family: Asteraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
rhinocerotis
NOTES

Perennial shrub which is thinly grey-woolly with short whip-like branches. The adpressed leaves are scale-like. Gall are often found on the stems but their cause is unknown.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Less.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Discoid flower heads are borne at the tips of the lateral branches. Mostly 3-flowered
Colour: Green
Notes: The whole bush appears grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Renosterbush
Rhinoceros bush
Renosterbos
Vleibossie
Anosterbos
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Twigs steeped in brandy were used as an old Cape remedy for dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, heartburn and diarrhoea
Influenza treatments
Twigs steeped in brandy were also an old Cape remedy for fevers, colds and flu
Animal treatments
Unspecified use
Months
April
March
Synonyms for Species
Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis
Elytropappus cernuus
Seriphium adpressum
Stoebe cernua
Stoebe cupressina
Stoebe rhinocerotis



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