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Large-leaved Onionwood

Afrikaans name: Grootblaaruiehout

Leaves of a Large-leaved Onionwood

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Cassipourea gummiflua

The Large-leaved Onionwood is also known as the Broad-leaved Onionwood and is found from South Africa to Kenya and Sierra Leone.

This tree comes in various sizes. In some areas it is a shrub while in others it can grow to 40 metres tall.

The Large-leaved Onionwood gets tiny little white flowers and small capsule-like fruit.

The name 'Onionwood' arises from the wood of the tree having an onion-like smell when freshly sawn.

The wood is used for a variety of purposes including making poles, crates, toys and charcoal.


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