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Family: ANACARDIACEAE 

 Loxostylis alata
 

Photo by Tim Harvey.

  
Author:  Curtius Polycarp Joachim Sprengel ex Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach 1830
Family:  Anacardiaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Male: Light Pink. Female: Red/White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Tarwood, Wild pepper tree, Teerhout, Tiger tree
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Tim Harvey.

From New Plant in George, South Africa

   This member of the Anacardiaceae family was described by Curtius Polycarp Joachim Sprengel after Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach in 1830. It is found on the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the small tree up to six metres height. The male flowers are white to pale pink, the female flowers red and white.

 Loxostylis is derived from the Greek loxos meaning 'crooked' or 'oblique', and the Latin for style, a reference to the lateral attachment of the style to the ovary. alata  is derived from Latin alatus; meaning 'winged'.

 The plants I found at New Plant in George, South Africa showed no sign of a caudex.

From New Plant in George, South Africa