Afrikaans name: Jakkalsbessie
The Jackal Buzzard gets its name from its jackal-like call. How the Jackal-berry tree takes after a jackal escapes me.
The Jackal-berry tree is also known as the African Ebony.
The fruit of the Jackal-berry is eaten by a number of animals. In some areas the fruit is eaten by humans as well.
Jackal-Berry trees have an association with termites and their wood is resistant to them. The wood is used for making furniture and flooring.
Above - Leaves of the Jackal-berry
References and further readingTrees of Southern Africa - 3rd edition - Author: Keith Coates Palgrave - Published: 2002 - Page: 905
Sasol First Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Elsa Pooley - Published: 1999 - Page: 26
Pocket Guide - Trees of Southern Africa - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2013 - Page: 113
Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld - Author: Jacana - Published: 1997 - Page: 212
Piet van Wyks Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 1st edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 1988 - Page: 193
Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Published: 1986 - Page: 28
Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 280
Field Guide to the Trees of the Kruger National Park - 5th edition - Author: Piet van Wyk - Published: 2008 - Page: 193
A Field Guide to the Trees of Southern Africa - Author: E. Palmer - Published: 1983 - Page: 287
A site-by-site guide to trees in the Kruger National Park - Author: Marissa Greeff - Published: 2017 - Page: 178