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Drypetes Natalensis Var. Leiogyna Brenan

Family: Putranjivaceae (Previously Euphorbiaceae)
GIR: Mgandama

A multi stemmed shrub or tree from 9M to 15M tall. The flowering are on on the main trunk and branches. The male flowers have a very unpleasant smell. Fruits are yellow-orange when ripe. The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood.

Larval food plant to:

  • Coeliades libeon – Spotless Policeman