Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dovyalis
Family: Flacourtiaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
rhamnoides
NOTES

A dioecious, very thorny, shrub or small tree which has thin leaves that are 3-5 veined from the base. The wood is pale yellow, close-grained, heavy, hard and tough but usually knotted.


AUTHORITY
(Burch. ex DC.) Burch. & Harv.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The flowers are white with a pink centre
Colour: White
Common Name
Common sourberry
Wynbessie
Gewone suurbessie
Sourberry
Cape cranberry
Crownberry
Wineberry
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Fever treatments
Used to treat febrile complaints.
Food
The berries are very tasty and can be used to make jam or wine
Pain treatments
Taken for pain in rheumatic fever and rheumatism
Months
All year
September
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Dovyalis zizyphoides



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