This thorny, spreading tree from southern Asia and eastern Africa is deciduous or semi-deciduous in the dry season. It is a Class 2 weed. The leaves are alternate, three-veined at the base and whitish on the underneath surface. Small flowers with whitish flowers produce a lot of nectar. Fruits are fleshy, yellow to orange when ripe and edible, it is said that the elongated berries are tastier than the more globular ones! The plants offers good protection for small birds.
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