I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa.

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p.s. The pink fabric is not part of the tree :p

  • Could be a type of pepper tree, which is a weed. I am not sure though.
    – Viv
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 1:40
  • I don't think it's a pepper tree. I could not see any seeds or berries on the ground around it, and none on the tree either. Does that necessarily rule out pepper tree?
    – Richard C
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 18:39
  • I am not sure, I don't think they produce berries all year round so perhaps it could still be.
    – Viv
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 22:12
  • It is late summer here. I'm quite certain that if there were berries on this tree, that there would be some trace of them around and on it. I have seen some trees here that I know to be pepper trees, and there is always some trace of their fruit.
    – Richard C
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 22:09

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I do believe this to be Melia azedarach, also known as Chinaberry or Bead Tree. (Not to be confused with Azadirachta indica as so many Google images appear to portray).

A photo of flowers or fruits could help confirm.



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