Another 30m giant, given the right start in life and a forest home. Its plump, three-lobed fruits gave it the name of Croton — in Greek, kroton means tick and the seeds evidently reminded some botanist of the rotund bloodsuckers. Elsa Pooley and Sanbi’s PlantZAfrica say the fruits are eaten by bushpig, blue duiker, the forest weaver, cinnamon doves and Charaxes butterflies. Oh, and beetles, flies, moths and honey-bees visit the flowers. Every tree is a mega-boost to biodiversity.