Botanical name

Phylica buxifolia

Family

Rhamnaceae

Common Name

Bukshardeblaar, Hardleaf
Phylica buxifolia
Phylica buxifolia

Description

Rounded shrub or small tree up to 4m. Leaves oval to elliptical 15-25mm long, grey-felted beneath with leaf margins slightly rolled under; bears yellowish flowers in small heads that are solitary or in groups, petals are cupped.

Latin: buxus = the box tree or box-wood, hence for things made of box-wood such as pipes or flutes; folium = leaf: referring to the leaves which are like those of the Buxus genus.

Habitat

Lower mountain slopes

Flower Date

April to August