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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:
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
  Flower info
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
Leaf size 20 - 60mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  The leaves are simple, opposite and have a glossy, dark to almost black appearance
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
Growing 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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