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Salicaceae (Previously Flacourtiaceae)

Dovyalis Macrocalyx

Family: Salicaceae (ex Flacourtiaceae)
GIR: Mdunga-tundu, Mdungutundu

Evergreen spiny shrub with orange fruit. Grown from seed and wildings. My hedge came from seed. The fruit is delicious and eaten by birds. Makes an excellent hedge. Grows in sun or shade. Roots and stem are used in traditional medicine.

Larvae host plant to :

  • Cymothoe herminia,
  • Phalanta phalantha (common leopard),
  • Phalanta eurytis