Swaziland's Flora Database:
Kiggelaria africana L.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
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 8—10 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.