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Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Malpighiales > Family: Achariaceae

Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach)

Kiggelaria africana, Pretoria, South Africa. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach)

Kiggelaria africana, Seldomseen, Vumba, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach) Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach)

African honey bee (Apis mellifera) pollinating Kiggelaria africana in Cape Town, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Eggs of Acraea horta eggs on underside of leaf of Kiggelaria africana. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Kiggelaria africana (Wild Peach)

Acraea horta caterpillar feeding on Kiggelaria africana. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

A tree with separate male and female flowers found from the Cape to tropical Africa. The sole member of its genus. Previously placed in the Flacourtiaceae or the Kiggelariaceae. Leaves are eaten by caterpillars of the Garden Acraea butterfly Acraea horta.

 


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