The fleshy, globose fruits of Dovyalis caffra, the Kei-apple, are usually seen among the leaves, but something went wrong here: Looking at this photo the saying, no good deed goes unpunished, comes to mind: This tree has produced so many edible fruits for the benefit of its many fans. And what do they do? Consume the leaves! This is something locusts and some caterpillars may do.
All these beautiful fruits exposed for their many regular consumers to see from far is over-marketing. Seeds will be as always efficiently dispersed by satisfied carriers. At least some seeds will land in good places, bringing prospects of new trees, while the leaves will regrow and all will be well on the reproduction front (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).