Botanical name

Rapanea melanophloeos

Family

Myrsinaceae

Common Name

Boekenhout - Cape Beech
Rapanea melanophloeos
Rapanea melanophloeos
Rapanea melanophloeos
Rapanea melanophloeos
Rapanea melanophloeos
Rapanea melanophloeos

Description

Medium to large evergreen tree. Leaves long, thick and leathery. Young leaves often pinkish-red. Cream coloured flowers in clusters mainly below the leaves on older wood. Wood is pinkish-brown and used for furniture and violins.

Habitat

Damp coastal forest areas

Flower Date

October to December