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Round-leaved Teak

Afrikaans name: Dopperkiaat

Round-leaved Teak

Round-leaved Teak

Photo © Steven Herbert

Pterocarpus rotundifolius

The Round-leaved Teak is also sometimes called the Round-leaved Bloodwood.

This tree can grow to a height of 10 metres or more.

It can be found in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo in suitable areas. Outside of South Africa it can be found in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Zambia and Malawi.

The tree gets yellow flowers which attract a large number of bees.

The wood is not particularly durable so it is not used too often for furniture and other purposes

Leaves of the Round-leaved Teak

Leaves of the Round-leaved Teak

Photo © Steven Herbert

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References and further reading

A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 163

Everyone's Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 42

Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 95

Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld - Author: Jacana - Year Published: 1997 - Page: 278

The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 172

Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 391

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