Bibliographic References L. (1753) In: Sp. On both sides, the Margins are finely toothed to scalloped (photo 1 006). The tree is easily Grown from cuttings or seeds and it flowers as soon as 1 year after planting but should be protected from frost when young. Its natural habitats include deep afro-montane forest, forest fringes, open mountain slopes, gorges and river banks. It is often found in montane to riverine forest, scrub and bush. The Tree is up to 12m high but may reach 18m in a forest. Halleria lucida This evergreen tree or large shrub is found in coastal scrub, ravines and rocky mountain slopes; alongside streams and in evergreen forests and forest margins in many parts of the country, from the Western and Eastern Cape, Lesotho, the eastern Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland, then inland into Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the Northern and North West Province. Halleria lucida (also known as tree fuchsia, umBinza or notsung) is a small, attractive, evergreen tree that is indigenous to Southern Africa. The persistent Style is long and thin and exserted (sticking out or projecting beyond – photo 385 – under Fruit). Halleria lucida (also known as tree fuchsia, umBinza or notsung) is a small, attractive, evergreen tree that is indigenous to Southern Africa. The Trunk is usually erect and up to 38cm in diameter. Edible fruit. Bark is pale greyish brown, rather rough and flaky. Local genera with trees include Anastrabe, Bowkeria, Halleria, and Nuxia. van Wyk, B. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. There are 12 Genera and 151 Species in this family. Name derivation: Halleria named after a Swiss anatomist, physiologist, naturalist, encyclopedist, bibliographer and poet: Albrecht von Haller (1708-1777). The name tree fuchsia was acquired because of its fuchsia-like flowers. (W. Foden and L. Potter). When growing in the open, the plant may be multi-stemmed (photo 63). At the base of these grooves, a lighter coloured underbark may be seen (photo 676). … Family: Stilbaceae – (was Scrophulariaceae but moved after molecular studies). Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lotter, M.C. Pictures, date and locality of sitings of Halleria lucida, tree-fuchsia, notsung in the Waterberg, South Africa Buffelspoort, Mar 2019 It is an indigenous tree of Southern Africa which can a mature height of 12m in wetter warmer areas. Keith Coates Palgrave Trees of Southern Africa, edn 3. Ginn P.J. Local genera with trees include Anastrabe, Bowkeria, Halleria, and Nuxia. Country of Origin: South Africa, Natal Habitat: understory shrub in swamp forests Description: A straggling understory shrub in its native habitat, this forms a neat bush in cultivation, evergreen with ovate leaves and nodding scarlet flowers and violet-black fruit. Locations to follow soon – watch this space! Struik, Cape Town. The brownish bark is longitudinally but not deeply fissured. The ovate Leaves are simple, opposite and margins are finely toothed. A tree purchased from a nursery tends to be smaller in stature than one that is sown by a bird in the garden. It is increasingly grown as an ornamental tree in African gardens. Palmer, E. & Pitman, N. 1972. The flowers are usually heavy with nectar, attracting large numbers of sunbirds. It is also a relatively fast-growing tree. The Petiole (stalk of leaf) is up to 1,2cm long. The broadly ovoid to almost spherical Fruit is an indehiscent Berry (pulpy, indehiscent fruit like a grape or tomato) which is about 1cm in diameter (photo 385). It is a good container plant and has a low maintenance requirement. Tough and easy to grow, Halleria lucida is becoming popular as an ornamental tree for gardens. Non-stellate hairs are present. Halleria lucida is a hardy, evergreen, small to medium sized tree with attractive foliage and a graceful drooping habit. 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