Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lachnostylis
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
hirta
NOTES

A dioecious shrub or small tree. The young parts are velvety. The leaves are bright green, leathery and have conspicuous lateral veins. The seed pods explode to scatter the seeds.


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


Colour
Notes: The nodding, greenish-white flowers are borne in pendulous axillary clusters. The fruits are about 10 mm in diameter and explode violently to release the seeds
Colour: White
Common Name
Coalwood
Koolhout
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Fuel
The wood makes good charcoal
Woodworking
A heavy wood but the pieces are usually too small to be of much use
Months
November
December
January
All year
Synonyms for Species
Discocarpus hirtis
Lachnostylis capensis



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