The Big Bad List of Trees

Lab Note #2
Mar 17, 2014

The Trees

Below you will find a list of all the tree species we will be sampling (funds and time permitting *crossed fingers). If you've donated $25 or more, you should bookmark this page to keep an eye on seed availability. Check every other day for updated tree profiles, which will include basic ecology, medicinal properties, cultural importance, and interesting factoids (want to know why husbands and wives were sometimes tied to the marula tree? Or how the sausage tree became known as an aphrodisiac? Stay tuned!). I plan on updating tree profiles according to my own fancy, but if you're considering a particular tree for growing at home and want to know more about it, let me know in the comments and I'll bump that profile up the waiting list. Cheers!

*Makes a good bonsai subject for all experience levels
**Requires advanced bonsai knowledge and techniques


Trees Scientific name Common name Seed availability

Acacia burkei*

Black monkey-thorn

Request


Acacia exuvialis*


Flaky-bark thorn


Available


Acacia gerrardii*


Red thorn


Request


Acacia grandicornuta*



Horned thorn


Dropped from
study




Acacia nigrescens*




Knobthorn




Short wait


Acacia nilotica*


Scented-pod thorn


Dropped from
study



Acacia xanthophloea*



Fevertree


Short wait

Acacia tortilis*

Umbrellathorn

Available



Adansonia digitata**



Baobab



Available



Albizia harveyi*



Bushveld albizia



Short wait



Colophospermum mopane**



Mopane



Short wait



Combretum apiculatum


Red bushwillow


Short wait


Combretum collinum



Weeping bushwillow


Short wait


Combretum hereroense


Russest bushwillow


Short wait



Combretum imberbe*




Leadwood



Available



Combretum zeyheri




Large-fruit bushwillow



Short wait


Croton megalobotrys



Feverberry


Short wait



Dichrostachys cinerea*



Sicklebush


Short wait



Diospyros mespiliformis*



Jackalbery; African ebony



Available


Euclea divinorum



Magic guarri


Available


Euclea natalensis



Natal guarri; Hairy guarri


Available


Grewia bicolor



White-leaved raisin


Available


Grewia monticola



Grey raisin


Request


Gymnosporia senegalensis


Red spikethorn


Request


Kigelia africana*


Sausage tree


Short wait


Kirkia acuminata


White kirkia


Available

Peltophorum africanum*

African wattle

Available


Pterocarpus angolensis*



Wild teak; Bloodwood tree


Long wait


Pterocarpus rotundifolius*


Round-leaved teak


Short wait


Philenoptera violacea*



Appleleaf; Raintree


Available


Schotia brachypetala*


Weeping Boer-bean


Short wait

Sclerocarya birrea*

Marula

Available



Spirostachys africana*




Tamboti



Short wait


Terminalia prunioides


Purple-pod cluster leaf


Available

Terminalia sericea

Silver-cluster leaf

Available


Ziziphus mucronata*


Buffalo thorn


Available
Keala's personal favorites: Fevertree, Buffalo thorn, Tamboti, White kirkia
Maria's personal favorites: Baobab, African wattle

Desmond's personal favorites: Marula
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