Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Olea
Family: Oleaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
capensis
Sub Species
macrocarpa
NOTES

A tree with bark which characteristically exudes a black gum from wounds. The leaves are rounded. The attractive dark brown heartwood has a fine grain and is hard and heavy but difficult to work. Was used for railway sleepers and furniture.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
(C.H.Wright) I.Verd.
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The flowers are sweetly scented and borne in lax panicles. The purple fruit is said to be pleasant tasting
Colour: White
Common Name
Ironwood
Ysterhout
Habitat
NOTES: Some fine specimens at the Morrison's house and a very big specimen up the gorge
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Medicinal
Unspecified use
Food
Fruit is said to be edible
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic substances
Woodworking
A strong, heavy, hard and durable wood suitable for heavy construction
Months
February
March
All year
Synonyms for Species
Olea macrocarpa



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