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Cryptocarya transvaalensis fruit and leaves

Cryptocarya transvaalensis

Mountain Wild-Quince (english)
Wildekweper (afrikaans)

Taxonomy:

Family LAURACEAE
Genus Cryptocarya
Specie transvaalensis
SA Plant Number 114
Basionym Cryptocarya transvaalensis

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Description:

Cryptocarya transvaalensis is a hardy, evergreen tree with beautiful glossy dark green foliage. The leaves are blue-green below.

The inconspicuous flowers are borne in the axils of the leaves from December to February. These are followed by glossy red to purple berries that are decorative and attract fruit eating birds to the garden.

This species is declining as the bark is used for medicinal purposes.

It makes a beautiful container plant and if you have the space a magnificent specimen tree. It stays smaller when grown in full sun.

Size up to 12m

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Distribution:

Limpopo, Mpumalanga
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