Greek harpe — sickle, phyllon — leaf.
For description see H. caffrum.
Grown for the ornamental leaves and fruits, often as a street tree.They are protected trees in S Africa.
1 species from S Africa.
Used locally, especially the fruits, to make alcoholic beverages, conserves and jellies; the nuts may be eaten raw or cooked; bark extracts are used medicinally; the wood is used for furniture.
Compound pinnate leaves (reddening with age within the canopy) with opposite, sickleshaped leaflets; ovaries with 4-5 chambers.
Source: (2002). Anacardiaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.