Ximenia caffra flowers


Large sourplum


The sourplum is found native to regions in South East Africa, mainly Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The sourplum tree produces several fruits on an annual basis. These are generally sour with a dry aftertaste, however fruit contains significant amounts of potassium.

The tree itself is fairly hardy, with frost resistance and drought tolerance.

Ximenia caffra fruits


Common name :- The large sourplum.

Ximenia caffra flowers

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Ximenia caffra flowers


Scientific classification

Kingdom:             Plantae

(unranked):        Angiosperms

(unranked):        Eudicots

(unranked):        Core eudicots

Order:   Santalales

Family:  Olacaceae

Genus: Ximenia

Species:               X. caffra

Binomial name : Ximenia caffra

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The fruits have a pleasant plum-like flavor. In Asia, the young leaves are cooked as a vegetable. However, the leaves also contain cyanide and need to be thoroughly cooked, and should not be eaten in large amounts.

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