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Ilix mitis

Ilix mitis

Afrikaans:

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     

    Bark


Uses                

    Used for washing.


Warning          

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


Habitat             

   Naturally occurs near streams.


Propagation    

   It produces a lot of seed.