Coastal Golden-leaf or Mitzeeri
Afrikaans name: Bruin Stinkhout
Coastal Golden-leaf tree
The Coastal Golden-leaf is also known as the Mitzeeri.
This is a large tree that may exceed a height of 20 metres. It is found in a variety of forest and woodland habitats.
The fruit of the Coastal Golden-leaf are small and oval shaped. They go blackish as they ripen. The Coastal Golden-leaf does not bear fruit every year.
Before this tree sheds its leaves in autumn they take on the beautiful orange colour associated with this season. The Coastal Golden-leaf is not without leaves for very long as it replaces them during winter.
References and further readingA Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 187
Everyone's Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 50
Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 127
Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Year Published: 2004? - Page: 186
The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 218
Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 490