1836N. IsaacsTrav. (1936) I. 43The third, which the natives called armatingoola, grew on the thorn tree, which throws out a white blossom exceedingly pretty; its fruit resembles in shape the European plum; its skin is thin, and it contains a great number of seeds.
1876H. BrooksNatal 168The native name of this plant is Amatungulu, and the botanical name Arduinia grandiflora.
1887J.W. MatthewsIncwadi Yami 40Tramping along the narrow Kafir path..we had to push aside fantastic wreaths of tangled convolvuli..and whilst avoiding the wild date trees on the one hand, had on the other to shun the prickly thorns of the crimson-fruited amatungulu.
1917R. MarlothDict. of Common Names of Plants 6Amatungulu,..An evergreen shrub of the eastern districts, with forked spines, glossy leaves, white, sweet-scented flowers and large edible fruit (berries).
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