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Apodytes dimidiata ssp. dimidiata

   (Family: Icacinaceae)
   
Afrikaans: Witpeer English: White pear  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Tree
Height: 4 - 20m
Special properties:
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Biome: Forest
 
Flowering time EDIT
                       
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Excellent smell
  Polinator
  Insects
  Flower info
  Small white fragrant blooms produced frequently in striking profusion
 
 
Leaf texture Smooth
Bark / Stem type
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  It has evergreen, glossy, bright green leaves that have a paler green, dull underside. The useful identifying character of the white pear in the field is the red colour of the petiole and the terminal branchlets.
 
 
Fruit type EDIT
Fruit colour
Black
Red
Sow seeds in Spring
The fruit is berry -like, black and flattened. Fruits have a scarlet, fleshy, lateral appendage which give the fruit a kidney shape, with a persistent, finger like style in the notch.
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
Apodytes dimidiata is the ideal tree for the home garden as it does not have messy fruits and is safe to plant near the house, not disturbing the foundations or paved areas.
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