1972I.C. Verdoorn inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VII. 514Monkey Orange, Klapper. Botterklapper. (Strychnos pungens). This species of Strychnos, family Loganiaceae (or Strychnaceae), bears the characteristic fruits of several species in the genus, a globose berry, about the size of an orange, with a hard woody rind.
1990Clinning & Fourie inFauna & FloraNo.47, 17Sharpe’s grysbok..have also been seen feeding on the opened fruit of monkey orange, Strychnos spp, discarded by either kudus or baboons.
1991D.M. MooreGarden Earth 198Monkey oranges, from the tree Strychnos spinosa, are also a favorite fruit [of the indigenous people of the Kalahari Desert]. They..fall to the ground, where they turn orange as they ripen.
1990M. Oettle inWeekend Post 19 Jan. (Leisure) 735c: Strychnos pungens, spine-leaved monkey orange, lerutia...The ripe fruit is pungent, sour and not very tasty, but most refreshing. Unripe, it is poisonous.
1991Philatelic Bulletin (No. 8075)Strychnos pungens Lerutla. Spine-leaved monkey orange...The unripe fruit and the seeds are poisonous. The Greek word strychnos means deadly and refers to the lethal chemical substance strychnine, present in many species.
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