Afrikaans name: Waterbessie
Umdoni Tree which is also known as the Water Berry Tree
The Umdoni tree is often called the Water Berry - a name which arises from it being found near rivers and streams and the clumps of berries that it bears.
It is an attractive tree that reaches a height of up to 15 metres.
The bark can be ground and used as a poison to kill fish.
References and further readingA Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 266
Adventure Trails in Kirstenbosch - Author: Daphne Mackie - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 53
Everyone's Guide to Trees of South Africa - Author: Keith, Paul and Meg Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 84
Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - Author: Piet van Wyk - Year Published: 2008 - Page: 182
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 391
Sappi Tree Spotting: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape - Author: Val Thomas and Rina Grant - Year Published: 2004? - Page: 248
Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 52
The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei - Author: Elsa Pooley - Year Published: 1994 - Page: 372
Trees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Year Published: 2002 - Page: 833
What Tree is That? - Author: Hazel Stokes - Year Published: 1967 - Page: 67