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Coast Red Milkwood
Small to medium sized tree to 15 m (50 ft.) tall, native to coastal dune forest in eastern South Africa and Mozambique. It forms a trunk covered by wrinkled, dark grey bark, reddish branches, oval-shaped, stiff leaves, blue green above and pale green below with silvery white silky hairs and whitish-cream, star shaped flowers, followed by fleshy, bright orange red, edible fruits. A beautiful ornamental for warm temperate areas. Mimusops caffra is an important timber tree, highly prized in Africa for its high quality wood.