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Curtisia dentata (Assegai)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Cornales > Family: Curtisiaceae

Curtisia dentata (Assegai) Curtisia dentata (Assegai)

Curtisia dentata (Assegai) in Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty's Bay, Western Cape. The photo on the right shows the hairy pits on the underside of the leaf that are produced by mites that then live in these pits [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Curtisia dentata - underside of leaf
 

An evergreen tree, endemic to forests in southern Africa.

 


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