Tree identification

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  1. Breado

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    Hi Guys

    We have been trying to figure out what tree this is for a while now.

    Thought one of you guys may know what tree this is?

    I live in Edenvale, Johannesburg, if that will help.

    Thanks

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    Looks like some type of yellow wood, if going according to the leaves.
    Not sure though.
     
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    Is a yellow wood not a type of conifer?
    I would have expected some sort of cone ??
     
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    Download an application called "Plantsnap". Take a photo and within seconds an answer.
     
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    Otherwise if you have a chance, take a small branch over to eckards in boring road and ask. The weekday staff there are brilliant at IDing plants, and if they don't know Wayne definitely will
     
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    Did you manage to figure out what tree this is?
     
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    Breado

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    Hi @T. Guppy

    Not as yet, will be passing Eckards tomorrow, so will pop in and chat to the staff.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Looks like an Outeniqua Yellowwood to me. I have a few of the common variety, and the leaves are a bit longer. This ones shorter leaves matches.
     
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    Awesome! I did ask Dingaan last time I was there, he said the same thing as @BadgerBadger, that it looks like yellowwood but they normally have longer leaves than yours does. But Wayne should definitely know :D
     
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    Yeah, the Podocarpus henkelii is the more common one which I have a lot of, and it’s got the long leaves. When I was in Knysna last I searched for a small Outeniqua to fit in my car, like as in “met n seer haart”. But unfortunately didn’t come right. Envious, especially for such a big one.
     
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    This looks very similar. Podocarpus latifolius (real silverwood) Screenshot_20200730_210317_com.android.chrome.jpg
     
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    i think it more likely to be one of the "callistemon" varieties. The most common one is the plain Bottlebrush shrub we see in many gardens. would be interesting to know. Pls let us know! Cheers.Daniel
     
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    I have both p.henkelli (Henkel’s) and p.falcatus (Outeniqua yellowwood aka Kalander) in the garden. See if the descriptions and pictures fit? P.latifolius perhaps, if you can remember what the cones look like? The pictures show both male and female cones.

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    Hi all. Thanks for all your interest and assistance.

    I popped into Eckards today with a sample of the stem and spoke to Wayne.

    The tree is a MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA commonly known as the Australian snow-in-summer, narrow-leaved paperbark.

    Thanks all.

    This is why we canT give up fishkeeping cos you guys are all awesome and so helpful.
     
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    Glad you came right :thumbup:
     

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