The flowers of the wildesering (Afrikaans) are creamy white, about 0,5 cm in diameter. They grow in pendulous spikes in spring, often before the new season’s leaves appear.
The fruit of Burkea africana is a thin, brown, flat pod that sometimes remains on the tree in clusters after the deciduous leaves have fallen. In fact, some of last year’s seed pods can still be seen among the new leaf and flower growth in this picture. Also note the somewhat tortuous shapes of the branchlets. The bark is toxic, traditionally put into water to paralyse (and catch) fish.
The distribution of this tree begins on the latitude of southern Gauteng in South Africa and reaches many Sub-Saharan countries, as far north as Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Wikipedia).