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Species Information
 

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leaves, flowers   
Maytenus acuminata (L.f.) Loes. var. acuminata
(name current July 2011)
Silky Bark
umnama
(Maytenus acuminatus)
(Maytenus acuminata)

CELASTRACEAE
Growth form: Shrub
Local abundance: occasional

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Maytenus acuminata - (Umnama) Erect leafy shrub, spineless, hairless throughout. Leaves oval, tapering to both ends, stalk c 2 mm long, blade c 2 cm long x 1 cm wide, lower side paler, margins very shortly blunt-toothed. Flowers minute, solitary or very few together on short stalks along stems.

* 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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