Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Osyris
Family: Santalaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
compressa
NOTES

A bluish, hemiparasitic shrub or small tree. The leaves are leathery and generally opposite and have thickened margins. This plant has its own chlorophyll and probably only takes water and minerals from its host.


AUTHORITY
(P.J.Bergius) A.DC.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The greenish flowers are borne in terminal cymose panicles. The fruits are red to black
Colour: Green
Common Name
Cape sumach
Pruimbas
Basbessie
Habitat
NOTES: Very common especially along the bush fringes on the Geelhout side
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Food
Fruits are said to be edible
Months
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
Synonyms for Species
Colpoon compressum
Eunymus colpoon
Fusanus compressus
Thesium colpoon



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