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Blighia Sapida

Botanical Name:

Blighia sapida

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Characteristics

Plant Type

A forest tree 20–80 ft. high, with spreading crown and ribbed branchlets

Flower

Flowers bisexual and male on separate trees, greenish-white, fragrant

Fruit

Capsules bright red when ripe, opening to expose 3 shining black, oblong seeds, each with a large yellow or whitish aril

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Sapindaceae

Genus

Blighia

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