1970M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.II. 364Blinkblaar-Wag-’n-bietjie,..(Ziziphus mucronata.) Tall shrub or tree of the family Rhamnaceae, having dark green, glossy leaves. The stipules develop into sharp thorns — one straight, the other recurved, which make sudden contact with the species an unpleasant experience — hence the name ‘wag-’n-bietjie’ (Afrikaans for ‘wait a bit’) and the English vernacular name sometimes used: ‘come-and-I’ll-kiss-you’.
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