Identifying Wild Almond - Brabejum
The genus Brabejum is the only naturally occurring African member of the Proteaceae to bear two seeds per flower. This feature is a characteristic of the Australian Proteaceae to which this species is most closely related. The genus can also be identified by the florets being borne in dense, spike-like racemes, florets with long stalks, the leaves in whorls of 4-6, and the large, densely velvety, almond-shaped seeds.
The Wild Almond is a riverine tree and was used extensively by the early settlers as a hedge.
Brabejum stellatifolium WILD ALMOND WILDE-AMANDELBOOM