Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Schotia
Family: Fabaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
afra
NOTES

A tree with fine, feathery leaves made up of 6-12 closely spaced leaflets. Leaves crowded on short lateral shoots. Hard, tough reddish brown wood.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Thunb.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Showy red flowers are borne in dense branched heads. The stamens are free. Woody pods with a hard rim contain large flattened pale brown seeds
Colour: Red
Common Name
Karoo boer bean
Karooboerboon
Boerboon
Hottentotsbroontjieboom
Habitat
NOTES: Particularly common along the banks of the Geelhout.
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
NOTES: Less frequent in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
Seeds can be eaten while still green or ground into meal
Months
All year
August
September
October
Synonyms for Species
Omphalobium schotia
Schotia cuneifolia
Schotia diversifolia
Theodora latifolia



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