The Pygeum tree is a large evergreen, often growing to 150 feet tall. It is a member of the Rosacea family. The trees bear large red or brownish fruits resembling plums, after flowering in the summer. The fruit ripens in June, July, and August in Northern Africa, and later in Southern countries. The fruit is also used for food by natives, as well as by birds and animals. The density of the wood of the African plum tree makes it useful for buildings and tools, as well as a long-burning fuel. Pygeum is found across the continent of Africa, especially the Southern portion. It generally grows at altitudes of 3000 feet or higher. It is becoming endangered due to the demand for its bark.
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