Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Rapanea
Family: Myrsinaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
melanophloeos
NOTES

The young branches are square in section and leathery, dull green leaves, dotted with glands are clustered near the branch ends. Young leaves red. Petiole red and grooved above.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Mez
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The greenish-white flowers are borne in few-flowered clusters
Colour: White
Notes: Flowers greenish
Colour: Green
Common Name
Cape beech
Swartbasboom
Kaapseboekenhout
Beukehout
Habitat
NOTES: There is a large stand of these trees opposite the Galpin gate
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Bark is used as an enema and emetic to treat gastro-intestinal complaints
Respiratory treatments
Bark decoctions are used as expectorants
Muscle treatments
Used for muscular pain
Charms
Used as a charm against lightning
Woodworking
Wood fine-grained, easy to work and takes a good polish.
Heart treatments
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic principles
Medicinal uses
The leaves have molluscicidal and antifungal properties
Months
October
November
December
All year
Synonyms for Species
Myrsine melanophloeos



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