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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Karoo Kuni Bush (Searsia burchellii)

Family Anacardiaceae
This is is a branched shrub of up to 5 m in the arid western inland parts of South Africa. The trifoliolate leaflets are crowded at the ends of dwarf spur-branchlets. Leaflets are obovate, leathery, hairless and olive green. The central vein protrudes a little on both surfaces. The leaflet apices are square or notched. The flowers appear in terminal or axillary heads in autumn. The fruits are slightly flattened and reddish brown.