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Species Information

leaves, fruit    bark    leaves, fruit    leaves   
Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L.Webster var. nitida (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.
(name current 2016)
Bushveld Peacock-berry
Common Pheasant-berry
(Margaritaria discoidea subsp. nitida)


Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality
Local abundance: rare
Schedule C
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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.

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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)