Topic: BatzB - Stinkhoutbm
Battle of Stinkhoutboom
South Africa, 24 July 1900
What is a "Stinkhoutboom"?
Stinkhoutboom = Stinkwood Tree
Notes: Zieria arborescens
Scientific name: Zieria arborescens Sims
Author: John Sims 1749-1831
Common name: Stinkwood, Tree Zieria
Stinkwood is widespread from Queensland to Tasmania. It is a common species in wet eucalypt forest. Rainforest margins, on the coast and adjacent ranges are also part of its natural distribution.
The greyish trifoliate leaves lend texture and colour even when the mass of white flowers is not present. Crushed leaves do have a strong smell though the plants seem odour-free except when damaged. It is a pretty shrub, occasionally growing to 10 metres, while a 1.5 to 2 metre high, rounded form seems most common.
A semi-shade tolerant species, this shrub prefers good drainage and adequate water.
Citation: The Battle of Stinkhoutboom, South Africa, 24 July 1900, What is a "Stinkhoutboom"?