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Ilix mitis

Ilix mitis


English :    Cape holly

IsiXhosa:   Isidumo

Description and diagnostic features   

   It is  beautiful protected indigenous tree.

    The roots in the Western Cape stream beds stabilise them by holding the rocks down. During rain storms some stones still get away and bounce down onto the roots in the stream bed. This causes some sap to escape. It is rich in saponins and  soon causes the tumbling water to start foaming.   

Part used     



    Used for washing.


    It is a protected tree, so grow your own if you need some.


   Naturally occurs near streams.


   It produces a lot of seed.