1888Castle Line Handbk & Emigrant’s Guide 62There are numbers of Cape plants which yield tannin, and some of them such as kreuppelboom, wagenboom, kliphout..are unequalled for tanning purposes.
1906B. StonemanPlants & their Ways 31Unfortunately for the tree, tannin is excellent for preserving leather also, and so the beautiful Protea cynaroides.., Leucospermum conocarpon (Kreuple boom) and Rhus lucida..are destroyed for this substance which was intended for their protection.
1957L.G. GreenBeyond City Lights 236The kreupelboom bark was used for dressing and tanning leather.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 311Kreupelboom, Leucospermum conocarpodendron. A small tree up to 10ft high, with showy golden-yellow heads of flowers...Mimetes hirta (Cape), see Red-and-Yellow Bottlebrush.
1991Dict. of Horticulture (Dept of Nat. Educ.) 450Kreupelboom, (Mimetes hirtus,..): red-and-yellow bottlebrush.
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