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Eriocephalus africanus is a bushy shrublet indigenous to South Africa. It has a wide distribution in the Western and Eastern Cape, and in Namaqualand. The plant has several common names in various languages. It is known as the Cape Snow Bush or Kapokbossie, other common names refer to its fancied resemblance to rosemary, for example "African rosemary" or "Wild rosemary".
Botanical Name: Eriocephalus africanus
Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Part Typically Used: Blossom / Plant / Stems/ Leaves
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Unique combination of bitter, spicy and aromatic notes that all contribute to its unique and exciting fragrance composition.
The leaves are similar to those of Rosmarinus officinalis
(Rosemary), but are greyer in colour. In spring the plant is covered in
small white flowers, giving the impression that it is covered in snow –
thus the name “Snowbush”. The seeds are covered with a wool-kapok.