The red saffronwood (Cassine crocea) belongs to Celastraceae (the Bittersweet family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is native to South Africa and Madagascar. This tree grows in coastal forests and can reach up to 15 m in height. The leaves are glossy, leathery and dark green. The flowers are small and cream, and are followed by yellow inedible fruits. The timber are reddish, hard and tough, and was once used for furnitures.