Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Canthium
Family: Rubiaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
inerme
NOTES

A thorny shrub or tree with opposite, elliptic leaves. The wood has a marbled grain and is hard, heavy and tough.


AUTHORITY
(L.f.) Kuntze
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The flowers have a bearded corolla and are borne in axillary cymes
Colour: White
Common Name
Turkey berry
Cape date
Gewone bokdrol
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
The fruits are said to be edible although insipid
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Roots are used for gastro-intestinal complaints including diarrhoea
Woodworking
A wood suitable for furniture but generally of small size
Months
November
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Lycium inerme
Canthium ventosum



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