African Stinkwood

African Stinkwood

White Stinkwood, Celtis Africana, is a tree in the family Cannabaceae. The species is common across large areas of the South and East Capeof South Africa, ranging from a tall forest tree to a medium-sized tree in bush and open country, to a shrub on rocky soil. It is typically up to35' ft. tall forminga denselollypop canopy but instands it may grow up to75' tall, with a single, clean log. In exposed rockyareas it maylook likesmall shrub with the appearance of a Bonsai tree. The trunk has a smooth, pale grey to white bark that may be loosely peeling in old tree. The tree derives its name from the unpleasant smell of the wood when wet. Dry lumber does not have this smell.

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