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Species Information

Euclea daphnoides Hiern
(name current 2016)
White-stem Guarri
(Euclea schimperi var. daphnoides)


Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Euclea schimperi - Shrub or small tree, hairless throughout, often somewhat rusty. Leaves irregularly arranged. Leaf-stalk c 5 mm long; b1ad~ oval, margin flat or wavy, usually blunt, tapering evenly to stalk, up to 9 cm long )( 3 cm wide. Inflorescences axillary, unbranched, up to 4 cm long. Flowers whitish, mostly with four ealyx and corolla lobes. Male flowers c 5 mm long and 4 mm diam, stamens c 15, usually in two rows in clusters of two or three. Female flowers slightly smaller, ovary hairless, sterile stamens absent. Fruit spherical, thinly fleshy, black, c 7 mm diam, one-seeded.

* 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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