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Tree ID made Easy June 2010
This month we are taking a break from looking at Habitats in order to complete the information on the Rhus genus, discussed in the main blog. It is probably easier if you read the main blog first. In that text I mention that Rhus are now called Searsia botanically, and that this genus is part of the Mango, Anacardaceae Family. There are a number of fascinating things about both the genus, Rhus, Searsia, and the family Mango, Anacardaceae.
How to ID trees using their flowers
Plants, including trees, are scientifically classified and named according to their flower-shape and anatomical structure. Looking carefully at flower-shapes can help with family identification, but this is often rather technical and difficult without magnification.
Tree ID made easy! How to find indigenous trees the Sappi Tree Spotting way
The Sappi Tree Spotting series is specifically designed to help new Tree Spotters, in any place in South Africa, to find their first indigenous trees in that area.