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Vepris reflexa (100 seeds)


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Vepris reflexa. (Rutaceae) bushveld white-ironwood, bosveldwitysterhout.  is a small tree up to 2–6 m tall. The trunk consists of stiff, erect branches and smooth, grey bark with fine cracks. The leaflets are leathery, drooping, more or less folded upwards along midrib and shortly stalked; the margins are entire, and unlike Vepris lanceolata, which has wavy margins with a sharp tip. The leaves smell like lemon when crushed. The middle leaflet has a longer stalk than side-leaflets. The wood is used for poles and posts in house building, fences, tool handles and utensils, e.g. walking sticks, clubs, spear shafts, bows and spoons. It is suitable for making furniture. It is used for charcoal products. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024