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Species Information

leaves, fruit    leaves, flower    leaves, flowers    leaves, fruit    leaves, fruit   
Erythroxylum emarginatum Thonn.
(name current 2016)
African Coca Tree


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

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Erythroxylum emarginatum - Large much-branched shrub or small tree. Leaves narrowly oval, almost stalkless, up to 5 cm long >< 2 cm wide, slightly notched at tip. Flowers numerous, close-set on short axis at tip of shoot or in leaf axils, scented; stalk c 8 mm long; sepals c 1 mm long; petals white, c 4 mm long x 7 mm wide.

* 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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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)