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Velvet-leaved Corkwood

Afrikaans name: Fluweelkanniedood

A Velvet-leaved Corkwood in Kruger National Park

Photo © Steven Herbert

Commiphora mollis

The Velvet-leaved Corkwood (or Velvet Corkwood if you like) is a smallish tree that doesn't reach a height of 10 metres.

It is not a spectacular tree in any way. It gets tiny flowers and its fruit are like small berries.

The Velvet-leaved Corkwood is not often used as food by any animals, nor have us humans really found a use for it!

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