Natal Mahogany

Trichilia emetica

Natal Mahogany, Trichilia emetica, Nairobi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Photographed at the Nairobi Arboretum, Nairobi, Kenya. November 2012.

Natal Mahogany in Kenya, Trichilia emetica, photo © Michael Plagens

Large tree found especially in river gallery forests. Large compound leaves are shiny green above and rusty pubescent below. The capsular fruit opens along two or three seams revealing three large black seeds surrounded by a fleshy red aril. Large clusters of creamy-white flowers are fragrant.

Meliaceae -- Mahogany Family

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Kenya Natural History

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