Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Nuxia
Family: Stilbaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
floribunda
NOTES

A tall slender tree which sticks out above the surrounding vegetation. The leaves are elliptic and borne in whorls of 3. The young branchlets are purplish.


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


Colour
Notes: Fragrant flowers are borne in large terminal cymose panicles. The fruit is an ovoid capsule which is pale brown when mature and contains very fine seeds
Colour: White
Common Name
Wild elder
Forest elder
Bosvlier
Vlier
Habitat
NOTES: Very common in the gorge
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Nervous treatments
Bark is used to treat nervous complaints
Magical uses
Used for strength after the death of a kraal member
Woodworking
The wood is pale yellow, hard and heavy and was used in wagon construction.
Months
May
June
July
August
Synonyms for Species
Lachnopylis floribunda



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