Randia aculeata - L.

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RUBIACEAE

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LANCEWOOD; RANDIA; CHRISTMAS TREE

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Bloom

Fruits

Flowering time; May

Distribution; GC, CB, LC

Habitat; Dry rocky thickets and woodlands

Status; Common

Notes; Horticulture; This medium growing fragrant tree will take well to trimming and therefore is suitable for hedgings, its xerophitic quality means that it will not watering. The leaves takes different forms at different stages. The opposite branching makes it look like a Xmas tree and it was locally used as such.

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