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Species Information

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Ximenia caffra Sond. var. natalensis Sond.
(name current 2016)
Natal Sourplum


Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional
Schedule C
Cultural uses
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ximenia caffra - (Ematfundfuluka) Rigid shrub, branches tapering to sharp points and becoming short straight often recurred spines. Leaves oval on stalks few mm long, blade 4 cm or more long x 2 cm wide, entire, blunt. Flowers cream-coloured, up to 1 cm long; petals densely woolly on upper surface. Fruit fleshy, red, 34 cm long x 2,5 cm diam.

* 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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