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Species Information

leaves, flowers    leaves, fruit           
Olax dissitiflora Oliv.
(name current 2016)
Small Sourplum
Small-fruit Olax


Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Olax dissitiflora - Spineless hairless shrub or small tree with slender graceful unridged stem. Leaves not crowded, stalks c 5 mm long, blades up to c 5 cm long x 2,5 cm wide, pale green, thin in texture, tapering to tip, rounded at base, margin entire. Flowers singly, white or ivory, c 5 mm long, on slender stalks c 8 mm long. Fruits somewhat fleshy, oval, red, c 8 mm long, tipped with short style and almost enclosed in enlarged calyx.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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