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Species Information

leaves, flower    leaves, fruit    flower, fruit    leaves, flower, fruit    leaves, flower, fruit   
Erythroxylum delagoense Schinz
(name current 2016)
Small-leaved Coca Tree
Lijobe, Izaza
(Erythroxylum brownianum)


Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule C
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Erythroxylum delagoense - (Lijobe, Izaza) Much-branched shrub with rather stiff straight widely spreading branches and numerous alternate leaves; short leafy shoots sometimes present. Stem grey wit numerous lenticels. Leaf stalks few mm long, blades oval, not notched, darker on upper side, usually less than 2 cm long x 1 cm wide, occasionally larger. Flowers mostly solitary, well spaced, lateral on brancjies, sometimes more clustered on short shoots, stalk c 5 mm long; calyx c 1,5 mm long; petals white or greenish, c 3 mm long. Fruit oblong, red, slightly fleshy, c 1 cm long x 5 mm wide.

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

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