Psychotria capensis (Rubiaceae). Black bird-berry(e), swart-voelbessie(a), isiThitibala (Z); umGono-gono (X). It is an evergreen shrub or small tree, 3 – 8 m, with a slender stem, horizontal branches and pale brown bark. The leaves are shiny, light to dark green above and paler below. Golden yellow flowers are borne from spring to midsummer. The flowers are followed in late summer to winter by large, flat clusters of pea-sized, shiny yellow fruits ripening to red or black. Birds such as the Blackeyed and Yellowbellied bulbuls, Redwinged starlings, robins and barbets find the berries irresistible. The wood is hard and fine-grained making a good general purpose timber. Medicinally P. capensis is used for gastric complaints and root infusions are taken to cause vomiting. Date of harvest : September 2017. Locality : Haenertsburg. Sowing : Sow seeds in springtime.