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Cassipourea gummiflua

English: Large-leaved onionwood; Afrikaans: Grootblaaruiehout

Cassipourea gummiflua - A small to large tree, densely foliaged evergreen tree 6-20m high, often with long branches, naturally occurring in rain/montane/riverine/swamp forests. Occurs from coast to 2600m above sea level. Straight stem, bark dark brown or grey, rather smooth, with lenticels, fissured, often lichen-mottled. Young branches deep red-purple or red-brown. Flowers conspicious greenish-cream, about 6mm in diameter, in more-or-less dense axillary clusters, on short stalks (Dec-Apr). Fruit round to ovoid, up to 7mm long, velvety or smooth, yellowish green (Apr-May). Attracts insects and bees. The wood has a strong onion smell.

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