IDM KwaZulu-Natal - Transvaal Beechwood - Faurea saligna
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Faurea saligna - Transvaal Beechwood is widespread chiefly in the bushveld and mountain savannas. It has narrow leaves and a dark bark, resembling the Karee or a drooping Gum at a distance. The leaves turn bright red in autumn.
FA SALI has only been atlassed 33 times in Natal. Neither the atlas nor the herbarium data show the widespread distribution pattern in the midlands and lowlands as shown in Elsa Pooley (page 82).
Faurea saligna has still to be atlassed north of Durban where it is apparently common in sourveld to the Tugela River Valley, with outliers towards Vryheid. It has also not been atlassed in the Port Shepstone area.
Herbarium records are required for atlas records from Mkuzi: