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Sideroxylon inerme (White Milkwood)

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Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Order: Ericales > Family: Sapotaceae

Sideroxylon inerme flowers, fruit and leaves. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]


Sideroxylon inerme

Sideroxylon inerme in fruit, near Palmiet River estuary, Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ].

Close-up of flowers. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Close-up of flowers.[photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

A leaf has been broken off to show the exuding milky latex. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

These wart-like protuberances on the leaves of Sideroxylon inerme are caused by gall midges (family Cecidomyiidae) [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]