Portulacaria afra Jacq. — A potential browse plant

  title={Portulacaria afra Jacq. — A potential browse plant},
  author={Albert Jackson Oakes},
  journal={Economic Botany},
One of the most valuable South African fodder trees is Portulaearia afra Jacq. This large shrub or small tree is included in the list of fodder trees of South Africa by Palmer and Pitman (1961). Its most common vernacular name is spekboom. The name Gya-nese is associated with the plant in the Cape Province (Sim, 1907). In Zululand, it is known as inDibili-enkula, isAmbilane (Zulu) and iGwanishe (Xhosa). It is also known as "elephants ' food" because elephants consume large quantities of the… CONTINUE READING

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