Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Sideroxylon
Family: Sapotaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
inerme
Sub Species
inerme
NOTES

A tree which often has large thick branches. The shiny, leathery leaves are dark green and elliptic. The wood is heavy, hard, strong and durable, even in damp conditions. Protected by the Forestry Act.


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


Colour
Notes: The greenish-white flowers are borne in small clusters on the stem or in leaf axils. The fruits are black and fleshy and contain a milky latex
Colour: White
Notes: The flowers are greenish
Colour: Green
Common Name
White milkwood
Milkwood white
Sea oak
Melkhout
Witmelkhout
Jakkalsbossie
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Very common along the river banks
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
Fever treatments
Bark and roots are used as an enema for fever
Nervous treatments
Used as an emetic for nervous complaints
Wound treatments
Roasted, powdered roots are used in mixtures which are rubbed into scarifications for sprains and fractures
Sleep treatments
Bark infusions are used to dispel nightmares
Animal treatments
Used for gall-sickness in stock. The fruits are edible
Magical uses
Unspecified use
Woodworking
A hard, heavy wood suitable for heavy construction and boat building
Months
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
All year
Synonyms for Species
Calvaria inermis
Sideroxylon atrovirens



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