MorôTô

Pterocarpus angolensis

Umvangazi, Umbilo

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Seedpod Photo Geoff Nichols
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A brown and papery, spiky, fried egg is what the seed pod of this beautiful tree looks like. The pods remain on the tree long after the leaves have fallen and make it easy to identify. It is one of the two Trees of Year for 2003, the other being the red currant, Rhus chirindensis. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.
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Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Spring

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Credits

profile iconPterocarpus angolensis
by Alice Aubrey, Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden, January 2003 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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