Heteropyxis canescens Oliv.
(name current July 2011)
Forest Lavendar Tree
Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Distribution: Malolotja, Mbabane, Black Umbeluzi Valley, Palwane Valley
Was considered previously to be Rare in Swaziland. Common in Malolotja.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Heteropyxis canescens - Small tree. Slightly downy. Leaves lance-shaped, tapering to stalk and to long narrow pointed tip, up to 15 cm long X 4,5 cm wide. Inflorescence many-flowered, rather dense. Flowers greenish-white. Fruits c 3 mm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.