Swaziland's Flora Database:
Antidesma venosum E.Mey. ex Tul.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Antidesma venosum - (Inhlalamahubulu) Robust spreading leafy tree up to 10 m high; thinly hairy, especially on sterns and leaf-veins; often galled. Leaves alternate, stalk c 1 cm long, blade oval, blunt or pointed, up to 12 cm long x 5 cm wide, veins conspicuous. Sexes on separate plants. Petals absent. Male inflorescence slender elongated many-flowered spike (catkin) up to 12 cm long; flowers minute, calyx 3—5-lobed, with 2—5 protruding stamens and rudimentary female parts. Female inflorescence spike, occasionally branched. Ovary usually one-chambered with two ovules and three styles. Fruits fleshy, c 6 mm diam, red or pink, turning black, one-seeded.
* 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 Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)