FamilyMalvaceaeA shrub or small tree up to 6m in height.
The wood is made into assegai handles by the Xhosa while Bushmen use it to fashion their bows.
The Zulus dress wounds with the bruised bark which has been soaked in hot water and a decoction of the plant is taken to facilitate childbirth.
It is also a remedy for impotence and bareness.
Info: Trees of Southern Africa (Palgrave)