FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
A deciduous tree that is common in sandy soils. It has a spreading crown with horizontal branches. The bark is grey and deeply fissured. The grey-green leaves are clustered at branch ends and are covered in shiny, silvery hairs, making the whole tree look silvery from a distance. The cream flowers are small and have a strong, unpleasant scent. The fruit is a flat elliptic pod that is swollen at the seed.ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The tree is a larval host plant for the Guineafowl butterfly (Hamanumida daedalus).
NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Open woodland and bushveld.
Bushveld, forest, woodland
Hamanumida daedalus (Guineafowl)