Apodytes geldenhuysii, the Cape white-pear, is a small tree or branched shrub of the mountains to the east of False Bay in the Cape (SA Tree List No. 422.2). The leaves are elliptic to ovate, shiny and leathery. The leaf margins are entire, sometimes wavy. The petioles are red, the midrib white and lateral veins faint or translucent. Small, white, fragrant flowers may be found on the tree at any time of year. They grow in axillary racemes. The fruit is a nut with a fleshy appendage that turns black upon ripening (Coates Palgrave, 2002).
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