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Catunaregam taylorii, Catunaregam spinosa, Randia vestita, Xeromphis obovata, Catunaregam
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Catunaregam taylorii, Catunaregam spinosa, Randia vestita, Xeromphis obovata

Catunaregam
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Shrub or small tree, armed with woody spines, usually in opposite pairs but sometimes alternate. Branches often spreading or trailing; young stems densely hairy and lenticellate. Leaves in clusters on short side shoots, just below the spines,usually young and just developing at time of flowering, densely velvety on both surfaces, especially when young, veining indented above. Flowers in 1-3-flowered clusters, white, fading to yellow, sweetly scented. Fruit broadly ellipsoid, ribbed, velvety.


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