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Species Information

leaves, fruit    leaves, flowers    leaves    fruit    leaves   
leaves, fruit   
Diospyros natalensis (Harv.) Brenan subsp. nummularia (Brenan) Jordaan
(name current 2016)
Granite Jackal-berry
umNama mhlope
(Diospyros nummularia)


Growth form: Tree/shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Diospyros nummularia - Tall dense much-branched evergreen shrub; stems slender, hairy when young. Leaves spreading in plane, hairless except for stalks, midrib and margins, oval or roundish, blade up to 1,5 cm long X 1 cm wide. Flowers solitary, axillary, stalk with hairs or outgrowths. Calyx and corolla three-lobed; calyx c 3 mm long; corolla c 5 mm long, white; male flowers with c 17 stamens; female flowers with number of sterile stamens. Fruit oval, lower half enclosed in enlarged calyx.

* 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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