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sideroxylon inerme fruit

Sideroxylon inerme

White Milkwood (english)
Witmelkhout (afrikaans)
Mutaladzi-Vhufa (venda)
Umakhwelafingqane (zulu)

Taxonomy:

Family SAPOTACEAE
Genus Sideroxylon
Specie inerme
SA Plant Number 579
Basionym Sideroxylon inerme

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Description:

Sideroxylon inerme is a hardy, evergreen, small to medium tree with a beautiful, round, dark green, lush crown. The leathery dark green leaves are smooth and shiny and turn red with age. It bears small greenish- white, strongly scented flowers from November to April which the Mousebirds love to eat. The flowers are followed by attractive juicy, black berries, which attract birds and other wildlife to the garden. The coastal milkwood makes a good garden subject and grows well on the Highveld in sun or semi-shade if protected from wind. It also grows well in a container. Some old specimens of this tree are National Monuments. This species has been declared a protected tree. It has many traditional and medicinal uses.

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Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal,  Eastern Cape, Western Cape

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