Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Curtisia
Family: Cornaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
dentata
NOTES

A tree with rounded, toothed, leathery leaves, shiny dark-green above with conspicuous pale veins. Undersides light green with woolly hairs and prominent veins. Young parts rusty velvety.


AUTHORITY
(Burm.f.) C.A.Sm.
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Flowers in terminal panicles
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Assegai tree
Assegaai
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the gorge
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Bark is used for a bleeding stomach and diarrhoea
Blood treatments
Used to strengthen the blood
Food
Ripe fruit is said to be edible although bitter
Woodworking
Wood reddish, fine-grained, strong and elastic but splits on seasoning
Sexual treatments
Used to enhance virility
Months
All year
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Curtisia faginea



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