EUCLEA NATALENSIS PDF
Euclea natalensis is a very variable, evergreen plant, ranging from a small shrub up to a moderately large tree with a spreading crown and a bole 20cm or more. Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree (depending on where in grow. The custom of cleaning teeth and the gums with a chewed root of the tree Euclea natalensis, in the belief that it benefits oral health, is practised in South Africa.
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Toothbrushing with the root of Euclea natalensis.
Take sturdy, semi-hardwood heel cuttings from the previous year’s growth. The genus belongs in the Ebenaceae, the Ebony Family, which contains only two genera; Diospyros and Euclea.
SmallGrowth Rate: Clean off the fleshy layer, sow in spring or summer in a well-drained seedling mix.
Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban. Euclea natalensis is divided into six subspecies: Diospyros is a large genus of about species that occur throughout the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres, with about 94 species in Africa, and about 20 in southern Africa. The bark is dark grey, thin and natalensid cracked.
Euclea natalensis twigs are used for toothbrushes. Branchlets are covered in fine rusty hairs, becoming smooth with age.
Slow GrowingEvergreen or Deciduous: Creative gardening with indigenous plants. The species name natalensis means from Natal, now KwaZulu-Natal. It has a spread of m. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? The leaves are variable in size, shape and hairiness, most often oval to oblong with pointed, bluntly pointed or rounded tips.
Rocky OutcropsDrought Hardiness: Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree depending on where in grows.
Euclea is a small African genus of about 20 species, with 16 species in southern Africa. University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
Transplant into individual pots after the first pair of true leaves has developed. Place in a warm position out of direct sun and keep moist. Subscribe Subscribe To Our Newsletter. The veins are prominent, particularly on the upper surface.
Natal guarri, Natal ebony, large-leaved guarri Eng. Description Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree depending on where in grows.
Euclea natalensis is dioecious with male and female flowers borne on separate trees. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. The margins are thickened and often wavy. The flowers are small, bell-shaped, cream to yellow and are carried in many-flowered, branched sprays in the axils of the leaves. Plants of southern Africa: ShrubPlant Type: Trees of Southern Africa.
It has many traditional, medicinal and magical uses. The complete field guide to trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei.