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White Manjack, Sudan Teak
A small to medium-sized, fast growing, semi-deciduous tree, rarely taller than 15 m (50 ft.), with a densely branched, spreading crown and rather large leaves that are velvety below. The pretty, scented, white flowers are held in compact panicles and are followed by small, edible, sweet fruits. It is native to savanna and woodlands, often in riverine habitats in eastern and southern Africa and on the Arabian Peninsula. The good quality wood is popular for furniture, veneers and construction. The plant also makes a beautiful ornamental shade tree. Seeds should be soaked for a day before sowing and take 1-2 months to sprout.