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SA Cypress (Cupressus lusitanica)

 

Family - Cupressaceae
Distribution - East and Southern Africa
Other Names: Cupressus lindleyi, Cedar of Goa, Cedro, Cedro amerillo, Cedro blanco, Cedro de la Sierra, Cipres, Cipres de Mexico, East Africa cypress, East African Cypress, Gretado galan, Gretdo amerillo, Gretolo amerillo, Lindley cypress, Lusitanica cypress, Meru cypress, Mexican cypress, Narok cypress, Pinabele, Pinabete, Portuguese cypress, Teatlale, Tlascal, Tlatzcan, Tlazzcan.

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SA Pine (Pinus spp)

 

Family - Pinaceae
Distribution - Widely planted in South Africa.
Other Names: Pinus elliottii / radiata / insignis / patula / subpatula, Insular pine, Monterey pine, Pino insigne, Radiata pine, Red pine, Remarkable pine, Jelicote pine, Mexican pine, Ocote, Patula pine, Patula-den, Pinho patula, Pino, Spreading leafed pine, Slash pine, Swamp pine, Yellow slash pine

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Saligna (Eucalyptus saligna)

 

Family - Myrtaceae
Distribution: Australia and South Africa
Other names: Eucalyptus grandis, Blue gum, Blue Sydney gum, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus colorado, Flooded gum, Grandis gum, Kiviny, Rose gum.

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Sapele Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)

 

Family - Meliaceae
Distribution - West Africa from the Ivory Coast through Ghana and Nigeria to the Cameroons and eastwards to Uganda and Tanzania.
Other Names: Entandrophragma rufum / tomentosa, Aboudikro, Acajou sapelle, Assi, Assie sapelli, Atore, Bibitu, Botsife, Bubussu, Dilolo, Gold Coast cedar, Kwabohoro, Liboyo, Libuyu, Lifaki, Lifari, Lifuti, Lotue, M'boyo, Miovu, Muyovu, Odupon, Oweru, Penkua, Penkwa, Sapeli, Sapelli, Scented mahogany, Tshimaye noir, Ubilesan, Undianuno.

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Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta)

 

Family - Proteaceae
Distribution - Australia (Native to Queensland ) Also planted outside of Australia - in East and South Africa as a shade tree.
Other Names: Carvalho sedoso, Gravilea, Greirllea, Grevilea, Grevilia, Grevillea, Helecho, Kawilia, Lacewood, Pino rojo, Roble de pelota, Roble de seda, Roble redoso, Southern silky oak, Tuggan-tuggan.

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Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)

 

Family - Pinaceae
Distribution - Canada and United States
Other Names: Black spruce, Californian coast spruce, Menzies spruce, Silk spruce, Silver spruce, Tideland spruce, Western spruce, Yellow spruce.

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Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata)

 

Family - Myrtaceae
Distribution - Australia
Other Names: Eucalyptus citriodora, Australian hickory, Macula, Maculata, Mottled bark gum, Spotted iron gum.

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Swamp Cypress (Taxodium distichium)

 

Family - Taxodiaceae
Distribution - United States
Other Names: Cupressus disticha, Ahuehuete, Ahuehuetl, Bald cypress (C), Baldcypress, Black C, Buck C, Cipres de Montezuma, Cipreso, Cow C, Faux satine, Florida C, Gulf C, Inland C, Louisiana Cs, Louisiana red C, Pentamon, Pentamu, Pond C, Red C, Sabino, Southern C, Tidewater red C, Tnuyuca, White C, Xina, Yaga-chichilino, Yaga-guichi, Yellow C, Yuca-ndatura.

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Swedish Redwood (Pinus sylvestris)

 

Family - Pinaceae
Distribution - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Russia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Yugoslavia
Other Names: Archangel redwood, Baltic fir / pine, / redwood, Danzig fir / pine, Finnish fir / redwood, Gefle fir, Memel fir, Norway fir, Polish redwood, Red deal / pine, Redwood, Scotch pine, Scots fir / pine, Siberian redwood, Soderhamn fir, Swedish fir, Vanlig tall, Vanligtall, White sea fir, Yellow deal

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Syringa (Melia azedarach)

 

Family - Meliaceae
Distribution - Australia, Burma, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka.
Common Names: Aleli, Alilaila, Anesita, Bakain, Bakayan, Bead tree, Belile, Bere, Bevu, Bitan, Bois rouge, Cape lilac, Chein, Chinaberry lilaila, Chinatree, Cinamomo, Cinnamomo, Dakain, Darachik, Deknoi, Denkan, Drek, Embora, Flor de paraiso, Geringging, Hoop tree, Hutchu bevu, Indian lilac, Jacinto, Jempinis, Kachein, Kemel, Lamoa, Lelah, Lemua, Mallay vembu, Mementi, Menga, Mera, Mindi, Nim wood, Paraiso, Paternoster boom, Pejri, Persian lilac, Tamaga, Tamaya, Taraka vepa, Thamaya, Turaka vepa, Vembu, Yerri vepa

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