FWTA 1: 728
Bos 2709 (K, WAG); van Meer 313 (WAG)
A tree introduced from tropical America, found in farm regrowth in the drier forest zone but rare in more advanced secondary forest; often planted as cattle fence and for its edible fruits. Medium-sized tree to 18 m tall and 65 cm Ø; buttresses absent or very small, bark hard and grey, deeply fissured between wide vertical ridges, sometimes with spines; slash hard and layered, the outer ring multi-coloured, the inside yellowish, exuding a clear, sticky exudate. Leaf impari-pinnate, leaflets opposite or sub-opposite; leaflets with numerous parallel laterals, joining in intra-marginal nerve. Fruit a yellow plum-like drupe up to 3.5 cm long. A related, also introduced species is S. cytherea (Golden Apples), the leaflets with even more laterals and the margin more serrated.