Botanical name

Diospyros glabra

Family

Ebenaceae

Common Name

Kraaibessie, Bloubekbessie
Diospyros glabra
Diospyros glabra

Description

Dioecious shrub (male and female flowers on separate plants) up to 1.5m. Leaves sessile (without a leaf stalk), elliptic; small flowers, 1-few in axillary racemes, cream-coloured, nodding. Fruits finely glandular when young, purple or reddish.

Habitat

Sandy flats and slopes

Flower Date

October to December