Christmas bush, Karoo chinese lantern (Eng.), Klapperbos, Brosdoring, Kiepkiepies, Stuipebossie (Afr.)
Karoo lantern, or known as the Klapperbos, in Afrikaans derives its common names from the shape of its bright, colorful fruit, an indication of the uniqueness of this hardy and drought tolerant tree. Not only an ornamental garden plant, it also has a history of being used in traditional medicine. Despite being known to be hard to propagate, this tree is a very unique specimen that is a great addition to any desert or rocky garden.