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Dovyalis caffra

Dovyalis caffraCommon Name:Kei Apple
Dovyalis caffra is a shrub or small evergreen tree, usually 3-5 m in height, but sometimes reaching 8 m. Bark grey, smooth on young branchlets but fissured and flaky to corky on old branches and stems. Young branches heavily armed with long (40-70 mm) spines, but stem with few spines. Crown much branched. Root system is not aggressive.
Leaves simple, often in tight clusters or fascicles, on dwarf lateral branches; alternate on young shoots; dark green with a waxy lustre, with 3-5 prominent veins from the base on both sides, narrowly obovate to broadly obovate-elliptic, 2-5.5 x 0.5-3 cm; apex rounded.…Read more