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Natal Bottlebrush

(Greyia radlkoferi)

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Description

Greyia radlkoferi, the woolly bottlebrush or Natal bottlebrush, is a shrub or small tree, native to South Africa. It grows up to 5 metres in height and has smooth yellowish bark, becoming grey and deeply furrowed as it matures. The leaves are oval or heart-shaped and woolly on the undersurface, which distinguishes the species from Greyia sutherlandii.The scarlet flowers occur in dense, upright clusters from July to October in the species native range.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Geraniales
Family:Melianthaceae
Genus:Greyia
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