Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
natalensis
NOTES

A dioecious shrub or small tree which is rusty-velvety on young parts. Leaves elliptic, leathery, rusty-velvety. Roots produce a black dye. The wood is white marked with brown and is heavy, hard and strong.


AUTHORITY
A.DC.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Cream coloured flowers in velvety axillary panicles. They are thinly hairy and deeply cleft. The ovary is hairy
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Large leaved guarri
Natalgwarrie
Berggwarrie
Swartbasboom
Guarri
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Venereal disease treatments
Roots are used
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Used as an enema
Renal treatments
Used as an enema
Growths
Snuffed or inhaled for growths
Respiratory treatments
Rubbed into scarifications for respiratory complaints
Leprosy treatments
Charred and ground roots are used
Heart treatments
Unspecified use
Food
Fruits are said to be edible
Toxicity
Known to contain poisonous principles and a patient died from a root enema
Pain treatments
Powdered roots are used for headaches and toothache.
Months
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
All year
Synonyms for Species
Euclea multiflora



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