This moderately large tree in the Anacardiaceae family (and thus related to the mango, cashew and pistacio) is native to southern and western Africa. Its plum-sized fruits are yellowish when ripe, strong flavored, juicy and tart and locally popular in Africa eaten fresh or made into juice or jelly. They can be fermented to produce an alcoholic beverage and are also famously used in the delicious South African liqueur Amarula. The seeds are also edible and yield a high-quality oil. There is a host of other uses for the fruits, bark and leaves and the broad-crowned tree is a beautiful and robust ornamental for warm temperate and dry tropical areas.