Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.
(name current July 2011)
(needs confirmation July 2011)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Local abundance: very rare
Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN DB1B2aC2b
Endemism: Near endemic
Distribution: Umbeluzi Gorge (Mlawula)
Previously only known from a single locality in South Africa near the Swaziland Mozambique border.
Previously only known from a single locality in South Africa near the Swaziland-Mozambique border.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Lannea edulis - Low shrub with stunted appearance and relatively thick stiff stems. Slender inflorescences produced in tufts; flowers and fruits formed before leaves begin to appear. Leaves pinnate with terminal leaflet and 2-4 pairs of laterals. Leaflets densely velvety when young, hairs shed from upper surface as they develop, up to 12 cm long x 5 cm wide. Flowers minute, yellow or reddish. Fruits red, with fleshy wall and one seed, c 1,5 cm long X 1 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.