Leleshwa Tree

This is the Leleshwa Tree as known in the Masai language, though it rarely attains a great height and is more like a large shrub.  It is very common throughout Africa in Savannah landscapes and is used by the Masai as deodorant.  They will take the leaves and shove them into their armpits, and as they sweat, the leaves give off a very fragrant odor.  The Masai also use this tree for fuel and the limbs make a good structure for building their mud huts.  This tree is also known as the Camphor Tree.

Leleshwa Tree

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