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Diospyros mespiliformis (100 seeds)


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Diospyros mespiliformis (Ebenaceae) African ebony, jackal-berry ( Eng. ); jakkalsbessie (Afr.); Musuma (Tshivenda); Mgula (Tsonga). It is a very large tall tree that can reach a height of up to 25m. It has a dense evergreen canopy. The bark is black to grey, with a rough texture. Flowers are cream-colored and bell-shaped. The fruit is a fleshy berry, with an enlarged calyx, yellow to orange when ripe. Sowing : To break the dormancy, soak seeds in hot water or roast them for a few minutes. Locality : Pietersburg. Harvest : August 2023