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Common Crow-Berry

Afrikaans name: Gewone Kraaibessie

Leaves of a Common Crow-Berry Tree

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Rhus pentheri

The Common Crow-Berry is also known as the Crowberry Currant-Rhus.

It is a small dense tree that grows to a height of anywhere between 2 and 12 metres.

The flowers of the Common Crow-Berry are small, yellow and star-shaped. It gets a fruit that looks like a flattended grape. Some people enjoy eating them.

Various mammals eat the roots and leaves of the tree.



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