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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Natal Mohogany

Afrikaans name: Rooiessenhout

Natal Mohogany tree

Natal Mohogany

Photo © Steven Herbert

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The Natal Mohogany is a large evergreen tree that can reach a height of 20 metres.

It is typically found near rivers.

The flowers of the Natal Mohogany are greenish as is the fruit. The fruits split open to show orange coloured seeds.

The wood makes very good furniture and its seeds are eaten by birds.

Leaves of a Natal Mohogany

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Bark of a Natal Mohogany

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References and further reading

A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 182

A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 160

Everyone's Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 48

Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 120

Pocket Guide - Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 70

Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Year Published: 2004? - Page: 226

Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld - Author: Jacana - Year Published: 1997 - Page: 196

Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 54

The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 204

The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1 - Author: Natal Parks Board - Year Published: 1981 - Page: 77

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 454

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