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Giant Raisin

Afrikaans name: Reuserosyntjie

A Giant Raisin tree in Kruger National Park

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Grewia hexamita

The Giant Raisin is a small tree that only reaches 5 metres in height.

It gets beautiful yellow flowers after spring rains.

The Giant Raisin get yellowish fruit that are nearly 2 cm in length. I wonder how it got the name 'Giant Raisin' but it could be because the fruit tends to dry on the tree and becomes black.

The fruit is eaten by various animals and mammals such as Giraffe, Kudu and Elephant eat the leaves.

The leaves of a Giant Raisin tree

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