Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
aethiopicum
Sub Species
aethiopicum
NOTES

A tree with elliptic to circular, finely toothed, dark glossy green leaves with yellowish veins which are arranged spirally. The wood is good and can be used for axe handles. The fruits are said to be edible and sweet tasting.


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


Colour
Notes: Small greenish yellow flowers borne in clusters in the leaf axils. The fruits turn red as they open
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Koeboo
Cape cherry
Bastard red ivory
Spoonwood
Kookbessie
Lepelhout
Koeboebessie
Habitat
NOTES: One of the larger trees in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
The bark is used as an enema to treat gastro-intestinal complaints and diarrhoea
Animal treatments
The bark is used to treat worm infestations in calves. The fruit is edible and sweet
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Months
All year
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Cassine aethiopica



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