What kind of trees are in Africa?


What kind of trees are in Africa?

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  1. Welwitschia

    Welwitschia Mirabilis plants are unusual for their large, strap like leaves that grow continuously along the ground.

    Wild Date Palm

    The Wild Date Palm has feather-shaped leaves. This evergreen palm does not grow much more than 6m in height and often occurs in dense stands, with one or more curving stems rising above the rest.

    Weeping Boer Bean

    The beauty of the Weeping Boer Bean flowers is in the brightly coloured calyces (sepals), stamens and pedicels (flower stalks). The flowers produce copious amounts of nectar, which over-flows and drips or ‘weeps’

    Umbrella Thorn

    The bark of an Umbrella Thorn has a rough feel and is grey to black in colour. The tree has a combination of one straight thorn with a small hooked thorn alongside. The thorns are thin and grow in pairs. The flowers.


    Deciduous and of medium height, the Tamboti bark is characteristically rough and black. The milky latex can cause severe irritation to the skin and eyes. Furthermore, it is not used as a cooking fuel because.

    Sausage Tree

    The sausage tree of sub-Saharan Africa is beautiful in flower. The blood-red to maroon flowers hang in long panicles. The fragrance of the flower is not pleasing to humans but attracts.

    Natal Mahogany

    The Natal Mahogany tree (Trichilia emetica) grows in open woodland and riverine bush from Sudan to Kwazulu-Natal. The leaves are glossy green and the flowers smell sweet

    Nara Plant

    Acanthosicyos horrida, or the Nara Plant, forms clumps of vegetation in the dunes of the Sossuvlei region near Walvis Bay. Acanthosicyos horrida is a dioecious perennial cucurbit attaining a height of about 1.5 m.


    The most diagnostic feature of the Mopane tree is undoubtedly the butterfly-shaped leaves, which are bright green when they emerge but turn into a kaleidoscope of autumn colours.


    The history of the marula tree goes back thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows the marula tree was a source of nutrition as long as ago as 10, 000 years B.C. Marula, Scelerocarya birrea.

    Lala Palm

    Locally called Molala, large Lala Palm trees usually 5 to 7m, but sometimes up to 15m in height, single or multi-stemmed, with a slight swelling about half way up the stem.

    Knob Thorn

    The Knob Thorn grows 5-18 m in height and is fire-resistant. The common names in English and Afrikaans refer to the very characteristic thorns, which are knobbed.


    The Jackalberry tree can grow very tall, up to 80 feet, with a trunk circumference of 16 feet. Most trees don’t grow that tall, however, and heights of 15 to 18 feet are more usual.


    A widespread, fairly common shrub, the Bushwillow grows up to 4m tall, and grows on both deep sand and loamy sand. The leaves are relatively large compared to other Combretum species.


    The Buffalothorn is a deciduous tree, which grows up to 17m tall. It is a fast growing, deciduous, drought and frost resistant tree. The bark is rough and is dark grey to brown in colour.


    Adansonia digitata, or Baobab tree, was named in honour of Michel Adanson, the naturalist who first saw it in Senegal, Africa about 1750.

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