Swaziland's Flora Database:
Eugenia natalitia Sond.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Eugenia natalitia - (Ijobe, Lijoye) Shrub or small tree, hairless throughout, copiously finely gland-dotted. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, with short stalk, blade broadly lance-shaped or oval, tapering to both ends, up to 6 cm long x 2 cm wide, paler on underside. Flowers lateral, solitary or in small clusters; stalk up to 1 cm long, sharply distinct from calyx which is usually four-lobed, lobes c 3 mm long; petals four, free, white, c 5 mm long; stamens numerous. Fruit c 1 cm long and in diam, fleshy, crowned with calyx lobes, with one or two large seeds..
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.