The Zulus of Africa call it Uvuma-omhlope, but the more common name is kirkii. This is truly one of those extremely "rare and exotic botanicals" we offer, and we are proud to offer kirkii that is harvested by the very people who use it today in ritual.
The plant is a multi-branched shrub with dark brown, almost black stems and bluish-green spear-shaped leaves between 1 and 2cm long. The plant has a bluish-green color whilst the fibrous roots are a striking porcelain white. Below the ground is a large tuberous root. The leaves have virtually no stalks, are about 25mm long and are arranged in opposite pairs. Tubular whitish flowers with orange pollen of about 15mm long are borne in small groups. The fruits are orange and superficially berry-like, but each fruit is actually enclosed within the persistent basal part of the flower, which forms a slightly fleshy covering. The tasty round fruit is yellow-orange when ripe.