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Species Information

Teclea pilosa (Engl.) I.Verd.
(name current 2016)
Winged Cherry Orange


Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Local abundance: occasional

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Teclea pilosa - Small aromatic tree, hairless or slightly hairy, without prickles. Leaves alternate, stalk c 3 cm long with wing widening from base to c 3 mm wide; leaflets three, elliptical, gland-dotted, edges slightly notched, terminal up to 5 cm long x 1,5 cm wide, laterals slightly smaller. Flowers in short lateral and terminal inflorescences, male and female on different trees. Sepals and petals four or five; sepals c 1 mm long; petals yellow, c 3 mm long. Male flowers with four or five short stamens; female flowers with rudimentary stamens, ovary one-chambered with two ovules. Fruit spherical, fleshy, one-seeded.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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