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Places where this species can be found :
- Grenada - GRENADA
- Sinsanbligbini Forest Reserve - NSBPGHANA
- Bilisu Forest Reserve - NSBPGHANA
- Larabanga - Mole Road - NSBPGHANA
- Mole National Park - NSBPGHANA
- Nabari Forest Reserve - NSBPGHANA
Description2-7m shrub or tree with spines; bark red-brown; twigs furrowed, with minute raised spots; leaf blades 2-6cm, elliptic to ovate, glabreous, notched and witrh small point at apex; margins curled over; Corolla with 4 long lobes/petals, densely hairy within. 8-10 stamens in 2 rings; Drupe almost spherical 2-3cm long, yellow.
InterestFancisco Ximenes was a 17th century Spanish apothecary. Plum like fruits eaten raw or cooked. The young leaves taste and smell like bitter almonds; the fruits are rich in Cyanide chemicals (Prussic acid) (Dalziel, 1948) The scented wood hasd been used in India as a sandalwood substitute (Proctor, 1984). As with sandalwood, the tree is semi parasitic, the roots can attach and attach themselves to those of neighbours and steal some nutrients.
LocationPalma Game Camp Area; Open wooded grassland
NotesSmall tree, about 3m tall. Bark rough; Slash red. Fruits are green drupes rippeing yellow.