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Eswatini's Flora - siSwati Names and Uses

Compiled by Chris Long, © December 2005

SiSwati names and uses, arranged by alphabetically by botanical name:

Usage Category: Firewood
Gardenia volkensii    (Transvaal Gardenia)  emangwe lamhlophe,  sivalasangweni,
     Firewood
Gymnosporia buxifolia    (Common Spike-thorn)  sibhubhu,  sibhuku,  sihlangu,  sihlangulesimnyama,
     Firewood
Gymnosporia glaucophylla    (Blue Spike Thorn)  sihlangu,  sihlangwe,  sihlangwe simnyama,  simnyama,  umboyi,
     Firewood
Gymnosporia senegalensis    (Red Spike Thorn)  sibhubhu,  sihlangu (black),  sihlangulesimhlophe,
     Firewood
Halleria lucida    (Tree Fuschia)  liminta,  londomela,  umbindza,  umbinta,  umbita,  umhlahlakanya,  umminta,
     Can start fire by friction.
Harpephyllum caffrum    (Wild Plum)  umgonyogonyo,  umgwenya,  umgwenyobovu,
     Wood used for fuel.
Helichrysum splendidum    (Cape Gold)  impepho,  imphepho,  umgobandvodza,
     Used for fuel in mountains.
Heteropyxis natalensis    (Weeping Lavender Tree)  incundze,  incuze,  inkunzi,  uhuzu,  umvanga,  umvanya,
     Firewood
Kigelia africana    (Sausage Tree)  mvongotsi,  umvongotsi,
     Firewood
Lannea discolor    (Wild Grape)  isiganganyane,  sigaganjane,  siganganyane,  tintfoholoon,  tintokolovu,  umntfokolovo,  umntfokolovu,  umtfukolovo,
     Fuel wood
Leucosidea sericea    (Oldwood)  umchitsi,
     Used extensively as firewood in Lesotho. Slow burning.
Mackaya bella    (Forest Bell Bush)  luvatsi,  umzwatsi,
     Kindle fire by friction.
Manilkara concolor    (Zulu Milkberry)  manematfole,  mncwambi,  sifomamasi,  siformamasi,
     Firewood
Manilkara discolor    (Forest Milkberry)  manematfole,  masematfole,
     Firewood
Manilkara mochisia    (Lowveld Milkberry)  nwambu,  umcambelo,
     Firewood
Maytenus undata    (Koko Tree)  sibiyabandla,  umbatacwepe,  umbatancwephe,
     Fuel wood
Melia azedarach *   (Persian Lilac)  liputjutju,  msilinga,  umsilinga,
     Fuelwood. Poisonous berries.
Olea capensis    (Ironwood)  sinhletje,  sitimane,
     Firewood
Pappea capensis    (Jacket Plum)  lilatsa,  umkhunu,
     Firewood
Passerina filiformis subsp. filiformis    (Brown Gonna)  unwele oluncane,
     Fuelwood.
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