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Araceae – (Palmae)

Zamioculcas Zamifolia

Family: Araceae
GIR: Konzwi

Evergreen with potato like rhizome. Grows on the coastal cliff face and will grow in dark dry shade.
Propogate from leaf cuttings, stem cuttings or rhizome offshoots.

An extract from the plant is used for ear drops.

An attractive foliage plant very suited to coastal climate.

Hyphaene Compressa

Family: Araceae
ENG: Doum Palm
KWS: Mkoma, Mkoche

Branching palm to 18M

Fruit is eaten by baboons, monkeys and elephants.
Fruit is edible and the sap used for alcohol, leaves used for baskets and thatch. Turacos are often sitting in my palm.

Self seeded.

Butterflies & Moths
Bebearia cocalia – Spectre
Zophopetes dysmephila – Palm Tree Nighfighter