Polycarp J. Sprengel, 1830
Cape + KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa
Light Pink. Female: Red/White
Wild Pepper Tree, Teerhout, Tiger Tree
Anasyllis angustifolia, E.Mey.
Anasyllis latifolia, E.Mey.
Loxostylis latifolia, C.Presl.
Rhus calycina, Steud.
This member of the Anacardiaceae
family was described by Curtius Polycarp Joachim Sprengel after
Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach in 1830. It is found in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, growing in a well drained
soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow to 30
centimetres in diameter, the small tree up to six metres height. The
male flowers are white to pale pink, the female flowers red and
is derived from the Greek loxos meaning 'crooked' or
'oblique', and the Latin for style, a reference to the lateral
attachment of the style to the ovary. The species name alata is derived
from Latin alatus; meaning 'winged'.
The plants I found at New
Plant in George, South Africa showed no sign of a caudex, but was
made by cuttings.