Euclea daphnoides Hiern
(name current July 2011)
(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.