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Family: CAPPARACEAE 

 Maerua edulis
 

Bought this at Specks. Significantly different leaves to those in herbariums! Looks like M. bussei.

  
Author:  Gordon Parker DeWolf 1962
Family:  Capparaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow and White
Reproduction:  Seeds/?
Pop names:  Sozwe Tree, Mutshalimela
Synonyms:  Courbonia edulis Gilg. & Gilg-Benedict 1915. Courbonia bussei Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Courbonia glauca (Klotzsch) Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Courbonia prunicarpa Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Courbonia calothamna Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Courbonia camporum Gilg & Gilg-Ben. Physanthemum glaucum Klotzsch
Got it from:  Erkelens-Golkrath, Germany
Year:  2003

Photo from Aluka.

   This member of the Capparaceae family was given this name by Gordon Parker DeWolf in 1962. It is found in Tanzania (Dodoma Province, Lake Manyara N P), Kenya and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.  It will grow up to three meters height, ant its flowers are pale yellow with white "tentacles".

"Is a shrub tree reach three meters high, give out flower which look like Capparis tomentosa flower. Fruit are edible to baboon, Olive race and Vervet monkey. Roots are used for purifying water: Peel out roots are put it in muddy water, and it will clear it. Found in northern Tanzania (Lake Manyara N P)". Vitalis Massay.