SA No. 667

Clerodendrum glabrum

Tontelhout / Smooth Tinderwood

Family: Lamiaceae

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

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Normally not an eye catching tree – however when they are flowering in abundance they can be breath-taking with their pink flowers! The leaves are sometimes smelly when crushed – try it. The Afrikaans name Tontelhout comes from the use of the wood of these trees as sticks to start a fire.

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Birds:

Insects like butterflies visit the flowers and you are likely to see insect eating birds such as Tits, Drongos, Babblers and Batises in the vicinity of these trees.

Animals:

Game such as Kudus, Nyalas and Bushbucks do eat the leaves.

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