Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Cassine peragua subsp. peragua
Scientific name - Cassine peragua subsp. peragua
Common name - Baster Saffraan
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Habitat Shady kloofs
Altitude low coastal
Description Leaves apparently toxic. The wood was used to
make ladles at the time of Simon van der Stel
(17th century). Bark has yellow pigment.
Evergreen leaves are elliptic to circular, thick,
ahiny, dark green above. Margin toothed along the upper half. Venation distinct. Flowers in small white clusters. Fruit fleshy , green to purplish black.
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