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Galpinia transvaalica

   (Family: Lythraceae)
   
Afrikaans: Knoppieblaar English: Transvaal Privet, Wild pride of India  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Tree No.: 523
Height: 6m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: neutral
Biome: Thicket
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
White
 
Cream
 
  Flower info
  White
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
 
 
Leaf size 20 - 60mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The leaves are simple, opposite and have a glossy, dark to almost black appearance
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
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Ecology EDIT
The hard wood is heavy, pale brown to yellowish brown. Antelope, elephant and giraffe browse the leaves. It is an important fodder plant on cattle and game farms. The flowers also attract flies and butterflies and this in turn attracts many insect-eating birds.
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