Nuxia oppositifolia is a slender tree securely established in the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. Often multi-stemmed and willow-like, look for it in the riverine thickets and sandy beds of streams and rivers of the region.
The name says that the droopy leaves are opposite, not that they are sometimes toothed along the margins, in other cases entire.
The tree features in love charms, but that involves mystery (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Schmidt, et al, 2002; Leistner, (Ed.), 2000).