SA No. 198
Mopanie / Mopane
Striking bushveld trees with their rough trunks and butterfly-like leaves. The wood is hard and widely used for campfires and braai. Mopane worms eat the leaves and are a very popular food source when dried. They have a high protein content.
Various types of Rollers and Yellow and Red billed Hornbills often nest in holes in these trees.
Impala, Kudu, Busbucks and Duikers browse the leaves and Elephants the leaves and small branches.