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Species Information

leaves, fruit    leaves, fruit   
Kiggelaria africana L.
(name current 2016)
Wild Peach


Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Schedule C
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Kiggelaria africana - Medium-sized spineless tree. Leaves alternate, simple, stalked, blades up to 7 cm long, oval or lance-shaped, usually toothed, greyish downy below. Male and female flowers on different trees. Male flowers stalked, in small clusters; female flowers solitary, long-stalked. Sepals five, hairy, falling; petals five, each having fleshy gland at base on inner surface. Male flowers with 810 stamens, all fertile, without vestigial ovary. Female flowers with superior hairy one-chambered ovary, with several ovules on wall; no vestigial stamens. Fruit spherical, wall leathery, with several seeds.

* 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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