SA No. 324

Bridelia micrantha

Mitseri / Mitzeeri

Family: Phyllanthaceae

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

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Magnificent trees sometimes growing to massive tall heights! With their large dark green leaves and the occasional red one in between they are impressive trees. Their leaves are spaced in a fish-bone pattern alongside the twigs, which is common for most of the Bridelia species. The ripe fruit is edible.

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Birds:

Birds are fond of the fruit and African green pigeons, Violet backed- and Cape glossy starlings, Knysna and the Purple crested Turacos, Barbets, Mousebirds flock in for the feast.

Animals:

Bushbucks, Nyalas, Kudu’s and Black rhinos browse the leaves and Black rhinos eat the bark as well.

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