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Traditional Medicinal Uses of Combretum zeyheri
Indications: Administered to people only. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Combretum zeyherii has the largest seeds of all Combretums. Its leaves make a rasping sound in the wind, hence the Afrikaans name – Raasblaar (noisy leaves). It prefers sandy soil and will tolerate only mild frost. In autumn, the large, brown seeds and the ageing leaves make a beautiful display. Combretum zeyherii prefers a sandy soil and is slow-growing. (Credit: Wildflower Nursery)
Three species of butterfly are recorded as using this species as their larval (caterpillar) food plant viz. The Apricot Playboy (Deudorix dinochares); Guineafowl Butterfly (Hamanumida daedalus); and (Niepeltia zeyheriae). Several other lepidopteran (Butterfly’s & Moth’s) species are recorded as using unspecified Combretum species as larval hosts. (Credit: PlantZAfrica)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.