Swaziland's Flora Database:
Croton gratissimus Burch. var. gratissimus
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Croton gratissimus - (Umbuluku) Shrub or small tree up to 6 m high of distinctive appearance, pleasantly scented. Young stems with numerous hairs and few disc-like scales; leaf-stalks and underside of blades thickly covered with disc-like scaly hairs; upper side of blade with few scattered star-shaped hairs. Leaf-stalk few mm long, rarely 1 cm. Blade dark above, white below, oval, c 4 cm long x 2 cm wide. Inflorescences terminal with short leafy branches up to 7 cm long; few female flowers near base, male flowers more numerous; fruit c 7 mm diam, covered with scales.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.