Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gymnosporia
Family: Celastraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
heterophylla
NOTES

A rigid, spiny, monoecious shrub. The ovate leaves are borne in tufts and are leathery. The flowers have a foul smell. The stems sometimes have galls on them but the cause of the galls is unknown.


AUTHORITY
(Eckl. & Zeyh.) Loes.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Lots of white flowers are borne in axillary cymes and are foul smelling
Colour: White
Common Name
Common spike thorn
Stinkpendoring
Habitat
NOTES: Common on the bush fringe particularly round the Dyer-Woodin parking area
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Medicinal
Unspecified use
Animal treatments
Unspecified use
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic substances
Months
July
April
September
October
November
December
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Maytenus heterophylla



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