The canopy is flattish and irregular and the tree is heavily branched. Produces small greenish-white flowers in dense heads at the ends of branches (Sep-Feb/Spring - summer). The fruit tend to appear only after good rains. The smooth, hard fruit are large and green, ripening to yellow. They take a long time to ripen. Inside are tightly packed seeds surrounded by a fleshy, edible covering.
Woodland, bush savannah and sometimes in galleried forest at elevations up to 2,200 metres. Found in a wide variety of dry woodland, thickets and savannah woodland, frequently on sandy loams of river banks, at elevations from 400 - 2,200 metres.
Genus : Strychnos
Year to Bear : Sep-Feb&Spring - summer
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