Heinsia crinita is a member of the Rubiaceae family and a native of Tropical Africa – Guinea and Sierra Leone, Somalia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Bush apple is a shrub in secondary jungle, or a small tree growing 8 – 10 metres tall in the understorey of high evergreen forests.
The plant is harvested in the wild as a local source of food and materials. It is sometimes cultivated as a vegetable for its leaves that have bitter taste.
Fruit is eaten locally and have a very pleasant taste.
Parts are also used in traditional medicine and various test are underway.
THIS IS A RARE BUT USEFUL PLANT!