Botanical name

Kiggelaria africana

Family

Flacourtiaceae

Common Name

Wild Peach - Wildeperske
Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana
Kiggelaria africana

Description

Small evergreen medium-sized tree often found in bush clumps or along streams. Trunk is smooth - becoming rougher with age. Simple leaves are oval - alternate - dull green above - paler and velvety below. Leaf shape is variable - with those on new growth usually serrated. Flowers inconspicuous. Fruit is a round leathery capsule - splitting to release orange seeds.

Habitat

Coastal forest

Flower Date

February to July