Having just bought a new house, well not so new it belonged to my folks. Spending some time cleaning up the overgrown garden with very willing and helpful family I was browsing around the almost jungle like sections. I spotted a flower, a most beautiful flower that had green spots on the petals. Following the the branch I found some tiny fruit, ovaloid and maybe 5mm long on the largest. Later I found another bush which had ripe fruit on it and picked some to save the seeds. The fruit seperated fron the stalk with ease. This is no cultivated species. The green fruit was pungent but I have not tasted the ripe fruit yet. First I have to ask what and why is a bird varietry of C. baccatum doing in Africa? Second is this possibly a regression? I was not aware of C. baccatum being available in Africa in any numbers to speak of. I have never seen this species for sale anywhere in South Africa. Apart from a few people that may have brought in seeds it probably has never been cultivated here. Guesses, answers or put me out of my misery in not knowing. Flower: Petal white with green spots Fruit: 5mm x 4mm, erect Immature fruit: green Mature fruit: orange to red Species: C. baccatum. See similar USDA 238061 but smaller Apart from a windfall I never expected to see, my thanks to the birds that planted them for me to find. What a joy and pleasure it was. Swop seeds for similar "exotica" Peter -- Peter Moss E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.