SA No. 664

Vitex rehmannii

Pypsteelboom / Pipe-stem tree

Family: Lamiaceae

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Similar than their cousins the Silver Pipe-stem trees, they have non hairy less silvery leaves, also looking like hands with fingers.  Stunning trees that have a unique beauty to them. The branches of these trees have soft centres which is ideal for making smoking pipes, and that is where the name derives from. The leaves also have a characteristic pleasantly smell when crushed, almost like herbs. Crush a leaf and test it yourself.

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Animals:

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