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Stinkbush

Boscia spp.

Also known as

Shepherd's Tree

Boscia foetida scrub habit IMG 8629 by JonRichfield (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Flowering

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Stinkbush Overview

Genus containing approximately 32 shrub or tree species with spiny, spreading branches and light yellow-grey coloured bark. They are found throughout Africa and in the Arabian Penninsula and common names include stinkbush, shepherds tree and Schäfer tree. Foliage is lance-shaped and arranged alternately, the flowers are highly scented, yellow-green and produced in clusters.