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Coastal Golden-leaf or Mitzeeri

Afrikaans name: Bruin Stinkhout

Coastal Golden-leaf

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Bridelia micracantha

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.

Leaves of a Coastal Golden-leaf tree

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References and further reading

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

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