Willow-leaved Shepherds Tree

Boscia salicifolia (?)

Boscia speciea from Magadi Road, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed near Olorgasailie, Kenya. Dec. 2014. The brown fruit at center is an old one from the previous season. The small tree with rounded crown at right was found at Voi on 28 May 2017.

Small tree from about 3 meters in height with alternate, tough, elongate leaves with smooth margins.

The flowers are clustered into spherical heads and the resulting fruits are also spherical.

Boscia angustifolia from Voi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Capparaceae -- Caper Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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