Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Euclea
Family: Ebenaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
schimperi
NOTES

A small dioecious tree. The large obovate leaves are sub-opposite and leathery with a thickened margin.


AUTHORITY
(A.DC.) Dandy
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The hairless flowers are borne in axillary racemes and are deeply cleft and fragrant. The ovary is hairless. The round fruits are red to purplish when mature
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Bush guarri
Bosghwarrie
Witstam
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
Bark infusions are used as enemas for menstrual pain
Food
Fruits are said to be edible
Woodworking
The wood is heavy and hard and was used for wagon wheels
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Bark and leaves are used as purgatives
Toxicity
Known to contain poisonous principles
Months
All year
December
January
February
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Kellaua schimperi
Euclea bilocularis
Euclea kellau
Euclea racemosa
Euclea urjiensis



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