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Rapanea melanophloeos

Tree Number: 578

Boekenhout, as it is often called, is a medium to tall tree with a single trunk that branches down to form a fairly narrow, cone shaped canopy. Young leaves and twigs are purplish-red, and the leaf-stalks are dark purple. The star-shaped flowers are crowded on the twigs and may be present at the same time as the fruit which grows on a short stalk and ripens from green to purple.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Cape beech
Plant Height:
3 - 10 m
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December