Afrikaans name: Poeierkwasboom
The Powder-puff Tree grows to a height of around 15 metres and it may be found in groups in or near marshy or swampy areas.
It has clusters of large leaves which are around 30 cm in length.
The fruit of the Powder-puff Tree looks a bit like a guava but it is poisonous. It starts off green and becomes reddish-brown.
The tree is fed on by caterpillars of the Red-tab Policeman.