Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
whyteana
NOTES

A dioecious shrub or small tree with elliptic, glossy leaves which are hairy beneath and have fimbriate margins.


AUTHORITY
(Hiern) F.White
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers few in racemes. Fruits red and enclosed in an inflated calyx
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Bladder nut
Bostolbos
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the veld as well as in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gynaecological treatments
Used as an enema for dysmenorrhoea.
Skin treatments
Used for rashes. Contains some poisonous principles but fruit stones have been used as a coffee substitute
Food
Seeds have been used as a coffee substitute
Woodworking
A moderately hard and heavy wood traditionally used for making implements
Months
All year
August
September
October
November
Synonyms for Species
Royena whyteana



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