The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1

Cover of The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1

Author: Natal Parks Board

Number of pages: 125

Year published: 1981

Edition: 1st

Published by: Shuter & Shooter (Pty) Ltd

Softcover

ISBN: 0 86985 585 9

Web site: Shuter & Shooter Publishers

The Wildebeest's Review of The Natal Bushveld - Volume 1

The Wildebeest reviewing a book

It has been a long time since this book was published! It was volume 1 of a set of 3 if my memory serves me correct.

Volume 1 covers landforms and vegetation with the bulk of the book dedicated to vegetation, more specifically trees and grasses. The format is simple with a simple line drawing on one page and some text on the other.

The information for the trees is a mix of points plus text. Details of features such as height, shape, bark, wood, leaves, flowers and fruits are provided.

The section on landforms is very short and covers some arbitrary events in the geological timeline. I would have thought that it provided more information about things that affect the natural topography of the province now known as KwaZulu-Natal.

This is a useful little book and is small and light enough to carry in a pocket. The line drawings are useful and should aid you in identifying some of the more common trees in the province.

Some of the subjects in this publication

Red Ivory - Page: 19
White Stinkwood - Page: 21
Sweet-root Commiphora - Page: 23
Forest Fever Berry - Page: 25
Cape Ash - Page: 27
Magic Guarri - Page: 29
Broom Cluster Fig - Page: 31
Natal Fig - Page: 33
Wild Plum - Page: 35
Coastal Red-milkwood - Page: 37
Lebombo Wattle - Page: 39
Silver Clusterleaf - Page: 41
Pigeonwood Tree - Page: 43
White Ironwood - Page: 45
Sweet Thorn - Page: 49
Knob Thorn - Page: 51
Fever Tree - Page: 53
Tassel-berry - Page: 55
Forest Bush Willow - Page: 57
Common Cabbage-Tree - Page: 59
Common Wild Pear - Page: 61
Common Coral Tree - Page: 63
Naboom Euphorbia - Page: 65
Umzimbeet - Page: 67
Red Beech - Page: 69
Marula - Page: 71
Tamboti - Page: 73
Coastal Strelitzia - Page: 75
Natal Mahogany - Page: 77
Buffalo-thorn - Page: 79
Tassel Three-awn Grass - Page: 85
Ngongoni Bristle Grass - Page: 87
Pinhole Grass - Page: 89
Old Land Grass - Page: 91
Smuts Finger Grass - Page: 95
Heart-seed Love Grass - Page: 97
Spear Grass - Page: 99
Small Buffalo Grass - Page: 101
Broad-leaved Panicum - Page: 103
Buffalo Grass - Page: 105
Bur-bristle Grass - Page: 107
Narrow-plumed Dropseed Grass - Page: 109
Bushveld Signal Grass - Page: 111

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