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Diospyros lycioides ssp sericea (100 seeds)


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Diospyros lycioides ssp sericea. Shrub or small tree up to 6 m high. Branchlets spreading at right–angles or slightly ascending at the ends, occasionally spinescent, mostly naked towards the base with the leaves crowded towards the tips.  LEAVES simple, small, elliptic to oblanceolate; both surfaces olive-green, covered with silvery hairs. FLOWERS small, solitary, cream-colored to pale yellow. FRUIT an ovoid berry; orange to red or red-brown, with conspicuous calyx remains. Sowing: Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Riviersonderend. Harvest: September 2023