Sneezewood

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Nieshout, Umthathi (Xhosa

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Pitta Joffe
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Ptaeroxylon (pronounced 'teroxillon') is a direct Greek translation meaning sneeze and wood; obliquum refers to the oblique leaflets. Umtata in the Eastern Cape takes its name indirectly from the Xhosa name for this tree. This is a protected tree in South Africa. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White, Cream

Credits

profile iconPtaeroxylon obliquum
by Dr Robert Archer and Yvonne Reynolds, Photographs : Pitta Joffe, July 2001 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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