Swaziland's Flora Database:
Dalbergia armata E.Mey.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: frequent
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Dalbergia armata - (Umcobe) Very strong woody liana, climbing by clasping branches; leafy and flowering branches spreading over tall tree-tops; formidable straight spikes, often in threes, on old stems; sometimes irregular shrub or scrambler, in absence of support. Young stems and leaf-veins slightly downy. Leaves c 5 cm long with slender stalk c 5 mm long and up to a dozen small close-set oblong leaflets, c 7 mm long X 2 mm wide. Flowers numerous in branching inflorescences; calyx c 2 mm long, two upper lobes broad, lowest narrow; corolla white, c 4 mm long, all petals stalked; stamen tube usually split, anthers small, opening at tip. Pod flat, thin, few-seeded, up to c 5 cm long x 1,5 cm wide.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.
Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)