Ximenia caffra Sond. var. natalensis Sond.
(name current July 2011)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional
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, 3—4 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.