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Combretum zeyheri

Large-Fruited Bushillow

Hard wood, decorative, medicinal.
SA Tree No: 
546
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Medium
Long Description: 
This medium-sized, semi-deciduous tree grows very slowly to 10 meters and is frost sensitive. It often has twisted trunks and the bark is light grey, smooth to fissured in patches, sometimes flaking. The leaves are large and bigger than many of the other Combretums. The yellow flowers occur in summer. The roots are used for basket weaving and to make necklaces for young girls and it is used medicinally to treat coughs and stomach pains.
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