Common Name: Wild Almond
Published in: Sp. Pl. 1: 121. 1753.
Other: Monotypic genus. Type: B. stellatifolium L.
This name is based on the word brabeion, which is Greek for sceptre and may refer to the inflorescence. But, a brabeion was also the prize awarded at the Pythian games held at Delphi, the prize being a crown of bay or laurel leaves, so it could equally refer to the vague resemblance between Brabejum leaves and those of the bay or laurel tree. (PlantzAfrica).
Sometimes written 'Brabeium'.