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mopani

(mɒˈpɑːnɪ) or

mopane

n
(Plants) a leguminous tree, Colophospermum (or Copaifera) mopane, native to southern Africa, that is highly resistant to drought and produces very hard wood. Also called: ironwood
[C19: from Setswana (a Bantu language) mo-pane]
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The vegetation of the Limpopo-Mwenezi flood plain which covers the whole study area is typically semi-arid deciduous Colophospermum mopane type (Cunliffe et al.
We reached an open patch of mopane and Dad found their spoor and they were still running, heading in the direction of a huge rocky ridge scattered with mopane trees.
Set amongst the mopane scrub and interconnected with decked and natural walkways, the camp does indeed capture an essence not easily defined.
Group 1, for example, first visited Kalahari Anib Lodge on the fringe of the Kalahari, followed by Namib Desert Lodge at the foot of the fossilised dunes of the Namib, Damara Mopane Lodge near Khorixas in Damaraland and Etosha Safari Camp.
According to the Independent newspaper, the caterpillars were probably Mopane worms, which are regarded as a delicacy across much of Africa.
Sunbird Energy has encountered a thicker-than-expected coal package at Mopane coal seam gas project in South Africa, enhancing the project prospects.
Stack J, Dorward A, Gondo T, Forost P, Taylor F and N Kurebgaseka Mopane Worm Utilization and Rural Livelihoods in South Africa.
The fire had burned down in the night leaving a bone-white ring of smoldering mopane ashes.
and took their positions in front of the flagstaff made of a mopane tree (because, unfortunately, the msasas do not grow south of the Limpopo River)' (p.
In southern Africa, the Mopane worm industry is worth $85m (pounds 54m), and is an important source of protein for the indigenous population.
The talk around the Ironwood fire under the Mopane trees went on late into the night.