Random Harvest on Facebook Twitter Rss Pinterest Instagram googlePlus Youtube | [email protected]| 082 553 0598

Canthium inerme

Canthium inerme

Turkey-berry (english)
Bosdoringklipels (afrikaans)
mmutšwa-o-sepela (n. sotho)
muvhibvela-sha ani (venda)
umnyushulube (xhosa)
umvuthwamini (zulu)

Taxonomy:

Family RUBIACEAE
Genus Canthium
Specie inerme
SA Plant Number 708
Basionym Canthium inerme

Tell Your Friends:

Description:

Canthium inerme is a hardy, evergreen large shrub or small tree with bright green leaves.

It has white flowers from August to January which often appear with the new leaves in spring. They are followed by glossy, black berries.

The berries look like antelope droppings but are edible and much sought after by birds. It is also the host plant of the Natal Bar butterfly.

This glossy spiny shrub makes a good addition to a security hedge and can also be pruned into a formal hedge. A good element of bush clumps.

Plant in sun or semi-shade.

Size 4 to 7m

Wildlife:

Uses:

Distribution:

Limpopo, North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Western Cape, Eastern Cape

Attributes:

External Links:

View On Google Images
Search On IPNI

Tags:

Calendar:

JFMAMJJASOND
Flowering
+

Admin Notice:


Tel: 082 553 0598   Fax: 086 644 9554   Open Monday to Sunday 08h00 - 17h00.  Open on Public holidays.
Powered by ITM Website Design Cape Town