Botanical name

Olea capensis subsp. capensis

Family

Oleaceae

Common Name

Wilde Olyf - Ironwood
Olea capensis subsp. capensis
Olea capensis subsp. capensis
Olea capensis subsp. capensis
Olea capensis subsp. capensis
Olea capensis subsp. capensis

Description

There are three subspecies separated largely on leaves and size of fruit - which is purple to black and pleasant to taste. Apex of leaf often rounded - midrib prominent from below. Flowers - white in terminal clusters.

Habitat

Coastal kloofs

Flower Date

February to December