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Andrachne ovalis

Small to medium size tree with sharp, spine-like shoots. The leaves are ovate to ovate-elliptic, smelling of cyanide when crushed. Bark shows some conspicuous orange colour pigment. The small white flowers are fragrant. The fleshy round fruit is green at first turning orange the black.

SA Tree No. 305

Family Name:
Common Name:
Bastard lightning bush
Plant Height:
More than 1 Metre
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
November, December, January