Tree Identification

Mabulani Game Reserve is surrounded by lush bushveld vegetation such as Boekenhout, Vaalbos, Wildesering and at least 35 other tree species.

Mabulani has an Indigenous Tree Trail of 1.2 Km with 80 identfied trees comprising of 50 species.The Mabulani Tree List was compiled on 23 February 2003 by Riaan van Zyl, mainly depicting trees in the mountain. He is the chairman of the Leeupoort Raptor Protection Project.

Rian camped under a large Olienhout tree for a weekend and identified trees in a 2 kilometer radius.

Trees on the Tree Trail are marked in Green

 

1

Acacia caffra

Gewone Haakdoring

Common Hookthorn

2

Acacia erubescens

Blouhaak

Blue Thorn

3

Acacia karroo

Soetdoring

Sweet Thorn

4

Acacia nilotica

Lekkerruikpeul

Scented Thorn

5

Acacia robusta

Enkeldoring

Ankle Thorn

6

Acacia tortillis

Haak en Steek

Umbrella Thorn

7 Ancylobotrys capensis Klip wilde appelkoos Rock wild apricot
8

Berchemia zeyheri

Rooi Ivoor

Red Ivory

9

Boscia albitrunca

Witgat

Shepherd’s Tree

10

Brachylaena rotundata

Bergvaalbos

Mountain Silver Oak

11

Burkea africana

Wildesering

Wild Seringa

12

Carissa bispinosa

Bosnoemnoem

Forest Num Num

13

Clerodendrum glabrum

Tontelhout

Tinderwood

14

Combretum apiculatum

Rooiboswilg

Red Bushwillow

15

Combretum hereroense

Kierieklapper

Russet Bushwillow

16

Combretum imberbe

Hardekool

Leadwood

17

Combretum molle

Fluweelboswilg

Velvet Bushwillow

18

Combretum zeyheri

Raasblaar

Large Fruited Bushwillow

19 Cussonia Spicata Kiepersol Cabbage Tree
20 Cussonia Paniculata Hoëveld Kiepersol
(voorheen Bergkiepersol)
Highveld Cabbage Tree
21

Dichrostachys cinerea

Sekelbos

Sickle Bush

22

Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

Horingpeultjieboom

Horn pod tree

23 Diospyros Lycioides ssp. Lyciodes Karoo Bloubos Karroo Bluebush
24 Diospyros Lycioides ssp. Guerkei Bosveld Bloubos Bushveld Bluebush
25 Diplorhynchus condylocarpon Horingpeultjieboom Horn pod tree
26

Dombeya rotundifoia

Gewone Drolpeer

Common Wild Pear

27

Elaeodendron Transvaalensis

Transvaalsaffraan

Transvaal Saffron

28 Elephantorrhiza Burkei Basboontjie Elephant root
29

Englerophytum magalismontanum

Stamvrug

Transvaal Milk plum

30

Ehretia rigida

Deurmekaarbos

Puzzle Bush

31 Erythrina Lysistemon Koraalboom Coral Tree
32

Euclea crispa

Bloughwarrie

Blue Guarri

33

Euclea undulata

Gewone Ghwarrie

Common Guarri

34

Euphorbia ingens

Gewone Naboom

Common Tree Euphorbia

35

Faurea saligna

Transvaalboekenhout

Transvaal Beech

36 Ficus Burkei Gewone Wildevy Common wild fig
37

Ficus glumosa

Bergvy (Harige rotsvy)

Mountain Fig

38 Ficus Ingens Rooiblaarvy Red Leaved Fig
39 Ficus Salicifolia Wonderboomvy Wonderboom Fig
40

Gardenia volkensii

Transvaalkatjiepiering

Transvaal Gardenia

41 Grewia flava Rosyntjiebos Velvet raisen
42

Grewia monticola

Vaalrosyntjie

Silver Raisin

43

Gymnosporia buxifolia

Gewone Pendoring

Common Spike Thorn

44

Gymnosporia Polyacantha

Noordelike Kraal Pendoring

Northern Hedge Spike Thorn

45 Gymnosporia tenuispina Klokkies pendoring Bell spike thorn
46 Heteropyxis Natalensis Laventelboom Lavender Tree
47 Lannea Discolor Dikbas Live Long
48 Mimusops Zeyheri Moepel Moepel

49

Mundulea sericea

Kurkbos

Cork Bush

50 Obetia Tenax Bergbrandnetel Mountain Nettle
51 Ochna pulchra Lekkerbreek Peeling plane

52

Olea europaea ssp.africana

Olienhout

Wild Olive

53 Osyris Lanceolata Bergbas Rock Tannin Bush

54

Ozoroa paniculosa

Gewone Haarpuisboom

Common Resin Tree

55

Pappea capensis

Doppruim

Jacket plum

56 Pavetta zeyheri Fynblaar bruidsbos Small leaved bridal bush
57

Peffophorum africanum

Huilboom

Weeping Wattle

58 Protea Caffra Gewone suikerbos Common sugarbush
59 Psydrax livida Bosveld klipels Green quar
60 Rhoicissus Digitata Bobbejaandruif Baboon Grape

61

Rhus Iancea

Karee

Karee

62

Rhus Ieptodictya

Bergkaree

Mountain Karee

63 Rhus Pyroides Taaibos Common Wild Currant

64

Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra

Maroela

Marula

65

Strychnos madagascariensis

Swartklapper

Black Monkey Orange

66

Tarchonanthus camphoratus

Wildekanferbos

Wild Camphor Bush

67 Tarenna supra axillaris Smalblaar valsbruidsbos Narrow leaved mock bridal bush
68 Terminalia brachystemma Groen vaalboom Green cluster leaf
69

Terminalia sericea

Vaalboom

Silver Cluster-Leaf

70 Vangueria infausta Wildemispel Wild medlar

71

Vitex rehmannii

Pypsteelboom

Pipe-Stem Tree

72

Ximenia caffra

Suurpruim

Sour plum

73 Zanthoxylum Capense Klein Perdepram Small Knobwood

74

Ziziphus mucronata

Blinkblaarwag-‘n-bietjie

Buffalo – Thorn