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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Coastal Golden-leaf or Mitzeeri

Afrikaans name: Bruin Stinkhout

Coastal Golden-leaf

Coastal Golden-leaf tree

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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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Bark of a Coastal Golden-leaf tree

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References and further reading

A 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

Garden Birds in South Africa - Author: Duncan Butchart - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 170

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

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