Agathosma capensis

Spicy Buchu - Agathosma capensis
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Common names: spicy buchu, Cape buchu (English); anysboegoe (Afrikaans). 
Botanical name: Agathosma capensis

Spicy buchu, Agathosma capensis, is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 1.5 meters tall and has either hairy or hairless leaves. It is a member of the Rutaceae family, which is known for the presence of translucent cavities containing aromatic oils found on the leaves and fruit. The plant produces flowers throughout the year, with a peak in winter to spring, and its fruit capsule consists of 2 or 3 chambers, each containing one black seed. Agathosma capensis is an attractive small buchu with great horticultural potential and is best used as a border plant in a mixed fynbos garden. It grows well in gardens with full sun and well-drained soil.

Uses & Benefits: aromatic, flavouring, pot plant, small garden, tea

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Family: Rutaceae
Type: shrub
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