Diospyros nummularia Brenan
(name current July 2011)
(Diospyros natalensis subsp. 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.