Significant Trees in Mopani Region

Significant  Trees

The majestic trees of Limpopo have played a significant role in shaping the lives and legends of the inhabitants of this province. Until today trees characterise the contours of this region and provide many a visitor with lasting impressions. Some of the most commonly seen trees are the Baobab, Nyala, Fever, Mopane and Marula trees.

Mopane Tree

Mopane Tree

The most diagnostic feature of the Mopane tree is undoubtedly the butterfly-shaped leaves, which are bright green when they emerge but turn into a kaleidoscope of autumn colours later in the season. These colours are characteristic of the landscape for many months of the year. Most specimens are multi-stemmed and spread upwards in a narrow V-formation with a wide-spreading, rounded but relatively v-formation sparse crown. The bark is light to dark grey in colour and has very prominent longitudinal fissures.