Red Stinkwood

Prunus africana

Prunus africana in Kenya photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Soy, Guasin Gishu, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

TREE: Medium to large tree with rough scaly bark and spreading crown.

LEAVES: The alternate, elliptical leaves are glabrous and have serrated margins.

FLOWERS: Cream-colored flowers with numerous stamens and five short petals.

FRUIT: Single seeded drupe.

RANGE: Moist areas in highlands of Kenya.

Prunus africanus photo © Michael Plagens

Rosaceae -- Rose Family

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Kenya Natural History

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