Species: Combretum heroense
The Russet Bush Willow is one of the most commonly found trees on Kapama and in the Lowveld.
Bush willow’s/Combretum spp. all have four-winged pods. The Russet Bush Willow’s pods are brilliant russet-red in summer, changing to a light, coppery-brown later in the season. Their pods remain on the tree for long periods – often until July.
This tree is utilized by various animals in particular Kudu, giraffe, elephant, steenbok, impala and Nyala.
Humans also use parts of the tree:
Hailey Bunge (Kapama River Lodge Ranger)