This is an endearing and striking creation to complement your living room. The matumi side table is not only functional for smaller spaces, but also a prominent, contemporary conversation starter. The intricate positioning of the circular-shaped table tops create a floating effect that reminds us of our endless and infinite moving world aligned with nature. The half-moon shaped legs positions this piece faultlessly in any space.
Family: Rubiaceae | Synonym: Breonadia salicina
The matumi is a majestic evergreen tree and a protected species in South Africa. It can grow up to 40m in height and carries pale yellow flowers and fruit.
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?
The matumi is associated with water and is most often found near permanent rivers and in riverine forests. In South Africa it is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Province.
Matumi wood is very heavy and hard, is used for furniture, boats, floors and construction work. It was used for railway sleepers up to 1960.
The bark of the matumi tree is used in traditional African medicine, mainly for diarrhoea, arthritis and other digestive problems.