The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

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

References and further reading

Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 5th edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2008 - Page: 95

Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 300

Piet van Wyks Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 1st edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 1988 - Page: 95

SA Wild Flower Guide No 4 - Transvaal Lowveld - Author: Jo Onderstall - Published: 1984 - Page: 114

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

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

The Gardener - 2017/11 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 31

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

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

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


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