|Celtis milbraedii at Sibudu Cave|
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Celtis milbraedii at Sibudu Cave
A Celtis Mildbraedii clings precariously to the edge at Sibudu Cave, near Tongaat. Here, perhaps far distant from the next of its species, it marks the point at which enough rain can get past the overhang to sustain plant life. One wonders if its relative dryness means that the tree is truly ancient. In the sediments close by, we have traces of at least 80 000 years of human history.