Botanical name

Tarchonanthus littoralis

Family

Asteraceae

Common Name

Kamferhout - Vaalbos
Tarchonanthus littoralis
Tarchonanthus littoralis
Tarchonanthus littoralis
Tarchonanthus littoralis
Tarchonanthus littoralis

Description

Very hardy tree/bush - smelling of camphor. Grey-green leaves oblong to ellliptic. Flowerheads on terminal panicles - creamy white. Sexes separate on different plants. Wood hard and tough; used medicinally and for perfume.

Habitat

Coastal belt