1970M.R. Levyns inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.II. 315Bush-tick berry. Brother berries. Bietou. Boetebessie. Bokbessie,..Shrub widespread in South Africa.
1982Fox & Norwood YoungFood from Veld 128Bush tick berry,..The purple fruits of this little tree, juicy and with a bony kernel are sweet and palatable and are eaten by children...At one time they were much sought after by Hottentots.
1987T.F.J. Van RensburgIntro. to Fynbos 16The bush-tick berry or bietou..may sometimes provide extra colour with its bright yellow flowers.
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