SA No. 449

Berchemia discolor

Bruin ivoor / Brown ivory

Family: Rhamnaceae

Where can i find this tree. Locations to follow soon – watch this space!

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Stunning looking trees with their neat shape and dark green glossy leaves. Probably one of the most spectacular looking trees and a true asset in the bushveld for birds, animals and humans. The fruit are rich in vitamin C and sugar, and a very popular food source to people.

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Birds:

The yellow fruits are a food source for Louries, Barbets, Hornbills, African green pigeons and other birds. Insect eating birds are also lured when these trees are in flower.

Animals:

Elephants, Kudus, Impalas, Duikers, Nyalas, Bushbucks and Klipspringers enjoy the leaves, and Baboons and Monkeys the fruit. The fallen fruit are eaten by Bushpigs, Bushbucks, Duikers and Hyraxes.

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