1931Nat. Geog. Mag. Apr. 408Our road thither led us past avenues of mammoth cactus and through rocky remotenesses where bloomed the klapperbos, or Chinese lantern tree.
1961Palmer & PitmanTrees of S. Afr. 279Passing through the Karroo in spring, travellers often pause in astonishment at splashes of pure and vivid colour...This is the famous klapper or Chinese lanterns, Nymania Capensis...The flowers..develop into inflated fruits with a papery covering like that of a large gooseberry...These fruits give the tree its common names of klapper and Chinese lanterns.
1971M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.III. 198Chinese Lanterns,..The decorative pink fruits resemble papery lanterns.
1989ConservaVol.4No.4, 22Nymania capensis, Chinese Lanterns, The seed must not be removed until the balloon-like capsule commences disintegrating.
1984J. OnderstallTvl Lowveld & Escarpment 102Dichrostachys cinerea subp. nyassana Large-leaved Sickle Bush, Chinese Lantern Tree,..The charming pendent inflorescences..are like little Chinese Lanterns.
b.rare.The lantern-like fruit of the Chinese lantern tree, Nymania capensis (see sense 2 a i above).
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 191Chinese Lanterns, The fruits of Nymania capensis...The vernacular name is derived from the shape of the pendulous bladdery fruits, which are flushed pinkish-red when ripe.
The plant Sandersonia aurantiaca of the Liliaceae. Occasionally in the phrase Chinese lantern lily.
The klapperbosklappernoun2, Nymania capensis of the Meliaceae. See also 2 b.
The tree Dichrostachys cinerea of the Mimosaceae.
The lantern-like fruit of the Chinese lantern tree, Nymania capensis (see 2 a i above).
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