|XIMENIA AMERICANA - Tallow Wood, Seaside Plum |
A short shrub or small tree from Africa, with long, vine-like, thorny branches; its growth habit is regulated by its care and environment. It has small yellow, fragrant flowers that develop into small, round, yellow fruit which are edible raw or cooked. In quantity, they are purgative. The large seed contains a nut-like kernel that can be roasted. Propagated by seed or cutting.