Euclea natalensis is a very variable, evergreen plant, ranging from a small shrub up to a moderately large tree with a spreading crown and a bole 20cm or more. Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree (depending on where in grow. The custom of cleaning teeth and the gums with a chewed root of the tree Euclea natalensis, in the belief that it benefits oral health, is practised in South Africa.

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University of Cape Town, Cape Town. The lower surface is often covered with thick, velvety red hairs, the upper surface is occasionally also covered with hairs. It has many traditional, medicinal and magical uses.

Euclex GrowingEvergreen or Deciduous: The leaves are variable in size, shape and hairiness, most often oval to oblong with pointed, bluntly pointed or rounded tips.

Euclea natalensis is a shrub or small bushy tree, m tall, with a dense, spreading crown, or under warm and well-watered conditions, a medium-sized tree m tall with spreading branches. Frost HardyPlant Type: Branchlets are covered in fine rusty hairs, becoming smooth with age.


It has a dark, spreading crown of shiny, hard and leathery leaves. HedgeGarden Uses: Along rivers and streamsHabitat: The veins are prominent, particularly on the upper surface. Natal guarri, Natal ebony, large-leaved guarri Eng. The common name guarri is the phonetic spelling of its original Khoisan name, the original meaning unknown.

ShrubPlant Type: The wood is heavy, hard and strong, but is not much used and is avoided as firewood in KwaZulu-Natal.

Euclea natalensis

Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? The male flowers nnatalensis usually 16 stamens and a minute rudimentary ovary with 2 styles. What code is in the image?

Small GardensHabitat: National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. Water generously during its first years to allow it to establish itself.

Toothbrushing with the root of Euclea natalensis.

The genus belongs in the Ebenaceae, the Ebony Family, which contains only two genera; Diospyros and Euclea. The new growth in spring is very decorative with pale, gold-tinged, velvety hairy foliage emerging out of the dark green crown. Flora of tropical East Africa. It is suited to many different types of gardens, including windy coastal gardens, well-watered subtropical gardens as well as bushveld and woodland gardens. Protect from frost when young. It has a spread of m.


The margins euclfa thickened and often wavy.

Euclea natalensis

This species is wind tolerant, and drought tolerant when established. A South African guide. Euclea natalensis is a hardy, evergreen, very attractive shrub or small to medium sized tree depending on where in grows.

Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera. The fruits are rounded, fleshy berries, mm in diameter, borne on hairy stalks. Take sturdy, semi-hardwood heel euvlea from the previous year’s growth.

The flowers are worked by bees. Place in a warm position out of direct sun and keep moist.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Euclea natalensis

Associated with Termite MoundsHabitat: Twigs are used as toothbrushes. Roots are pounded and boiled and used to make a black dye. EvergreenFrost Hardiness: