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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
Teclea natalensis    (Slender Cherry-orange)  umbotane,
     Fuelwood.
Terminalia phanerophlebia    (Lebombo Cluster-leaf)  mambonjwane,  umangwe,
     Firewood
Terminalia sericea    (Silver Cluster-leaf)  emangwe,  mangwelamhlophe,
     Excellent fuel.
Trichilia emetica subsp. emetica    (Natal Mahogany)  mkhudlu,  mkuhlu,  umhubhulu,
     Firewood
Trichocladus ellipticus subsp. ellipticus    (White Witch-hazel)  umgqonci,
     Excellent firewood.
Vepris reflexa    (Bastard W. Ironwood)  motane,  umbotane,
     Firewood
Vitex obovata    (Hairy Fingerleaf)  amakhosikate,  bufufu,
     Firewood
Xymalos monospora    (Lemonwood)  imphisimakhata,  umphisi-makhata,
     Making fire. But also reported to be fire-resistant.
Zanthoxylum davyi    (Knobwood)
     Branches used for firewood.
Ziziphus mucronata subsp. mucronata    (Buffalo Thorn)  imphafa,  umlahlabantfu,  umlahlabantu,  umpatle,  umphafa,
     Firewood but taboo for some clans to burn.
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