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Balanites maughamii, Torchwood, Menduro

Balanites maughamii

Torchwood, Menduro
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Thorny or spiny

The Balanites tree is used locally for many products: the wood is used for making tools and furniture, the fruit for sweets and alcoholic beverages, and the kernels for cooking oil and medicines. The green fruit yields a powerful poison lethal to some fish, tadpoles and snails when placed in the water. The poison may occur in the in the kernel and pulp. It is harmless to people.



Balanites maughamii, Torchwood, Menduro


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Banksia sp., Banksia
Banksia scabrella

Banksia sp.

Banksia
Family: Proteaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

Species:

Banksia ashbyi

Banksia dentata

Banksia hookeriana

Banksia ilicifolia

Banksia integrifolia

Banksia petiolaris

Banksia scabrella

Banksia serrata

Banksia speciosa





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Barleria sp., Barleria

Barleria sp.

Barleria
Family: Acanthaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersThorny or spiny

Barleria sp., Barleria
Barleria 'Purple Gem'
Barleria sp., Barleria
Barleria sp., Barleria
Barleria sp., Barleria
Barleria 'Purple Gem'


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Berberis sp., Barberry

Berberis sp.

Barberry
Family: Berberidaceae
USDA Zone: 4-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Berberis species are popular garden shrubs, grown for their ornamental leaves, yellow flowers, and red or blue-black berries.





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Berkheya cirsiifolia, Mohata-o-mosoueu

Berkheya cirsiifolia

Mohata-o-mosoueu
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Berkheya cirsiifolia, Mohata-o-mosoueu
Berkheya cirsiifolia, Mohata-o-mosoueu


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