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A deciduous, small to medium-size tree, up to 15 m in height, native to the southern part of Africa, where it grows in dry woodlands and on rocky hillsides. Its trunk is covered by greyish-brown, smooth or fissured bark and the branches are marked by light colored lenticels (protuberances). It has lanceolate, drooping, yellowish-green leaves and terminal flower heads with trumpet-shaped, creamy-yellow, pleasantly scented flowers, followed by dehiscent dark green fruits with light-colored lenticels. Wrightia natalensis should adapt well to cultivation in dry tropical and some warm-temperate climates.