Cassine transvaalensis, (Celastraceae) Transvaal Saffron (e). The tree is densely branched, untidy, and has a roundish canopy. It is small to medium, 4 – 6 m but can grow up to 10 m. The long, thin, arching and drooping light grey branchlets clearly show between the leaves. The bark of the younger trees and branches is light and fairly smooth, with darker, rougher patches on the older branches and stems, and on older trees. The leaves are light green and are arranged in groups on very short twigs coming off the branches at right angles. Locality : Pietersburg. Date of harvest : July 2010. Sowing : Sow seeds in summer. Seeds take about 1 month to germinate.