isiXhosa: inTozani

Afrikaans: Kannabas

Pompon tree


Pompon tree

Dais cotinifolia

Scientific name

Dais cotinifolia, known as the pompom tree, is a small Southern African tree belonging to the Thymelaeaceae family. It occurs along the east coast northwards from the Eastern Cape, inland along the Drakensberg escarpment through KwaZulu-Natal and the Transvaal, with an isolated population in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. It flowers profusely during the summer months and produces a multitude of pink, sweet-scented, globular flowerheads about 10 cm across. Depending on the circumstances it can reach a height of up to 12m, although it rarely exceeds 6m in cultivation.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Wikipedia page »

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Important characteristics

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

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