Steenbok Nature Reserve
Plant ListingFamily NameCommon NameHeightColourTree NoFlowering
Apodytes dimidiataICACINACEAEWhite pear6-18 mWhite422Nov/Jan

Apodytes dimidiata

A most attractive tree with glossy dark-green leathery leaves and sprays of tiny sweetly scented white flowers. Its light coloured wood is hard, heavy and fine-textured and is used for flooring and furniture. Birds love the fleshy black berries that are flattened and tipped with a bright-scarlet succulent heel.