White Witch-Hazel

Trichocladus ellipticus

Trichocladus ellipticus photo © by Michael Plagens

Forest edge vegetation, Tugen Hills, north of Kabarnet, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

FLOWERS: The tubular flowers are arranged into spherical clusters of a dozen or more. White to yellow in color.

FRUIT: The fruits turn to dry capsules and several in each spherical cluster develop.

TREE: A small tree or shrub.

LEAVES: The dark green leaves are alternate on the stems, have smooth margins, and the undersides are white-scruffy.

Hamamelidaceae -- Witch-Hazel Family

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Kenya Natural History

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