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Tree: Black monkey orange (Strychnos madagascariensis)

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Tree: Black monkey orange (Strychnos madagascariensis)

Unread post by arks » Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:07 pm

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Thanks!!
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Unread post by Imberbe » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:28 pm

2. Strychnos madagascariensis (Black monkey orange / Swartklapper) Fruit is edible but not tasty. Browsed by game.
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Unread post by arks » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:46 am

Thanks, Imberbe!! I was particularly curious about that tree (#2) and couldn't find it in my book. Turns out it only showed pix of the ripe fruit and these are still green.
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