Swaziland's Flora Database:
Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L.Webster var. nitida (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.
(name current 2016)
(Margaritaria discoidea subsp. nitida)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Local abundance: rare
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Phyllanthus discoideus - Shrub or small tree, up to 3 m high, hairless throughout. Leaf-stalk c 5 mm long, blade broadly oval or round, blunt, sometimes slightly notched at tip, up to 3 cm long x 2 cm wide, dark on both sides, veins narrow, prominent below. Flowers loosely clustered, sexes on different plants. Stamens four or five, free. Fruit 4 mm diam.
* 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 Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)