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Tarwak An Old Mate, 74 Year Old Builder and Still Building!! Story Within and Answer.

Tarwak An Old Mate, 74 Year Old Builder and Still Building!! Story Within and Answer.

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John Moore


Free Member, Karratha

Tarwak An Old Mate, 74 Year Old Builder and Still Building!! Story Within and Answer.

This very fit old fellow, Tarwak is a 74 year old builder, stops his work for a few minutes to have a chat and offer some fruit or food.

Now the answer to the previous question, the two red fruit.
Here is the answer.
The Genus; Carissa acuminata and bispinosa, grandiflora, Family APOCYNACEAE
A handsome shrub with sharp forked like prongs, producing beautiful fragrant white Jasmine like flowers.
Native to ; The Natal province "KwaZulu-" of South Africa, Rhodesia and Mozambique.
Know as the;
Amantungulu by the Zulu's.
Grootnoemnoem by the Afrikaaners.
Big Num-Num by the English speaking,, it is also know as the Natal Plum, however it is not a plum at all.
The scarlet coloured fruit are sweet, juicy and delicious, Jams, juices and jellies are made from the fruit.
The fruit can be purchaed during the summer along the roadside, picked and sold by young natives to the area.
Found in wooded area's in the African Bushveld.
The roots are used by some of the native tribes, to cure painful toothache.
Carissa bispinosa, is also take by The Swazi warriors for courage before they kill a bull bare handed, to prove their Manhood.
Many of you guessed a number of things, and may I say you were all correct, they do look like Port wine Magnolia, coffee beans
The buds from Mangroves and some what like plums.
I was born in South Africa and lived there for 24 year and only once have I seen it in Africa.
Photographed this one in Northern Thailand.
Thank you all for being patient!!

John.

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