Pappea capensis

Pappea capensis
Pappea capensis

Common names: jacket plum (English). 
Botanical name: Pappea capensis

The jacket plum, Pappea capensis, is a hardy, evergreen tree that produces sweet and juicy red fruits that are enjoyed by humans, birds and animals. It is related to the litchi and has a fragrant oil extracted from its seeds. The tree has various traditional medicine uses, such as treating ringworm, nosebleeds and venereal disease. The jacket plum can grow in a wide range of climatic conditions and is suitable for small or large gardens. It has attractive foliage, flowers and fruits, and provides shade and shelter for wildlife.

Uses & Benefits: cosmetics, flavouring, food, medicine

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Family: Sapindaceae
Type: tree
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