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Strychnos spinosa, the Natal orange, is a tree indigenous to Zambia and subtropical Africa. It produces sweet-sour, yellow fruits, containing numerous hard brown seeds. Greenish-white flowers grow in dense heads at the ends of branches (Sep-Feb/Spring - summer). The fruits tend to appear only after good rains.
The plant, taken alone or in conjunction with extracts of other plants, is used for snakebites, venereal disease, increasing the flow of breastmilk in lactating mothers, and enhancing physical strength.
Animals such as baboon, monkeys, bushpig, nyala and eland eat the fruit. The leaves are a popular food source for browsers such as duiker, kudu, impala, steenbok, nyala and elephant and thus these animals aid in its cultivation.
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