Swaziland's Flora Database:
Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Calodendrum capense - (Cape Chestnut) Tall tree. Leaves in pairs or threes, evergreen, up to c 12 cm long, oval, on short stalks. Flowers mostly borne in threes in large showy terminal inflorescence. Petals strap-shaped, turned backwards, c 4 cm long x 4 mm wide, white with purplish glands and star-shaped hairs. Stamens usually ten, of which only five fertile; others petal-like, very glandular. Ovary stalked, five-chambered, with stalked glands at tip and two ovules in each chamber; style long, stigma knob-shaped. Fruit c 3,5 cm long, spherical, woody, covered with protuberances, with two large black seeds.
* 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 Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)