Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Diospyros
Family: Ebenaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
dichrophylla
NOTES

A dioecious shrub or small tree. The thinly hairy leaves are petiolate, oblanceolate and have revolute margins. The wood is hard, black and ebony-like.


AUTHORITY
(Gand.) De Winter
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Shrub/tree
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The pendulous flowers are borne singly in the axils of the leaves. The distinctive fruits are large and velvety with a strongly reflexed persistent calyx
Colour: White
Common Name
Poison peach
Monkey apple
Tolbos
Kraaitolbos
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
NOTES: Also grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
The fruit is said to be poisonous
Months
All year
November
December
January
February
March
Synonyms for Species
Royena dichrophylla



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