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Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

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Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

Scutia myrtina. [photo John Burrows ]

Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

Coccoid bugs on a Cat-thorn (Scutia myrtina). [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

A Chorister robin-chat (Cossypha dichroa) perched on a Cat-thorn (Scutia myrtina) on the edge of dune forest above Groenvlei along the Garden Route in the southern Cape, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn) Scutia myrtina (Cat-thorn)

A Sombre greenbul (Andropadus importunus) feeding on the fruits of the Cat-thorn (Scutia myrtina) on the edge of dune forest above Groenvlei along the Garden Route in the southern Cape, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A Knysna turaco (Tauraco corythaix) feeding on the fruits of the Cat-thorn (Scutia myrtina) on the edge of dune forest above Groenvlei along the Garden Route in the southern Cape, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]