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Berchemia zeheri

Red Ivory

Browsed by game, bark eaten by porcupine, edible berries, medicinal, strong muti against evil spirits.
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This evergreen to semi-deciduous tree is drought resistant but not frost resistant. Flowers are yellowish or greenish white, star-like in clusters on stalks 10 mm long. The flowers appear between September and December and are followed by sweet, yellow to brownish red fruit from January to April. The fruits are edible and are enjoyed by the birds. Plant it in the sun.The beautiful red wood is utilized. It is a medicinal plant and is is used as strong muthi against evil spirits. The leaves are browsed by game.
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