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Oncoba spinosa (100 seeds)


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Oncoba spinosa (Salicaceae) Snuff-box tree (Eng); snuifkalbassie (Afr). It is a tree of about 5m but can grow up to 8m. The bark of this plant is mottled grey and rather smooth. The young branches are conspicuously speckled with lenticels. The leaves are dark, glossy green in color and somewhat leathery and hairless. It bears large (90 mm wide) showy, sweet-scented, white flowers with masses of yellow, overlapping stamens in the center. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Nelspruit. Harvest: January 2024

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