Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh.

Kaffir Plum

A broad-crowned, mushroom-shaped evergreen tree to 10 m or more tall. Bark smooth, greyish. Leaves compound, alternate, 30-35 cm long. Leaflets 11-15, opposite, sickle-shaped to lanceolate, 6-10 cm long, 2-5 cm wide, margin entire. Sexes on separate trees. Flowers in lateral clusters 15-20 cm long, evident only on male plants; Dec-Feb. Fruit ovoid, fleshy, plum-shaped, about 2.5 cm long, ripening bright red and containing a single seed.

S Africa.

NSW: Sydney (below the Harbour Bridge on the S shore,Wside; heavy fruit crop mid-summer; Centennial Park). VIC: Carlton (Gds); Caulfield (Town Hall and Park); Footscray (Park, next to yard); Geelong (Eastern Park); Ouyen (town centre); Toorak (Como Park, c. 8 m tall in 1995).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Anacardiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Anacardiaceae
genus        Harpephyllum Bernh.