1937F.S. LaughtonSylviculture of Indigenous Forests 56Celastraceae. Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus,..(Kershout) is an extremely variable species, found as a shrub on the coastal dunes and in other dry localities.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 287Kers(ie)hout, Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus...The vernacular name..is derived from the resemblance of the wood of the species of Pterocelastrus to that of the European cherry..and was seemingly first applied (c. 1750) to Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus.
1972M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VI. 369Kershout, (Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus)...The wood is dark red, hard and heavy, and is used for spokes and for pick- and axe- handles.
1977E. PalmerField Guide to Trees of Sn Afr. 194Kershout, Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus. Capsules: bright orange-yellow with 3 wing-like horns which sometimes divide futher.
1977Het Suid-Western 19 Oct.Although on average prices realised were good, there was little interest in..kershout..which went for bargain prices.
1989Afr. WildlifeVol.43No.2, 79Xhosa warriors are said to have fixed the iron blades to the assegai handle with sticky resin obtained by heating the roots of the cherrywood or kershout.
1990Weekend Post 19 May (Leisure) 7Back along the terrace..was a well-grown kershout (Pterolastrus tricuspidatus) not yet bearing its attractive orange seed capsules.
1992H. Hutchings inWeekend Post 1 Mar. (Leisure) 7Pterocelastrus tricuspidatus (kershout), a many-branched evergreen bush tree with leathery leaves and orange seed pods in autumn and winter.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 238Kaarshout,..According to Sim (‘Forest Flora’) this is another name for Gardenia Rothmannia...But the name is universally applied to Pterocelastris variabilis,..which is very resinous.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 287Kershout, Rothmannia capensis...The vernacular name is derived from some real or fancied resemblance of the wood to that of the European cherry. The wood burns with a smoky flame, suggestive of that of a candle.
1972M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VI. 369The name kershout is also applied to Rothmannia capensis, which is better known as aapsekos...Other common names of R. capensis are candlewood and wild gardenia.
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