Swaziland's Flora Database:
Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh. ex Krauss
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Harpephyllum caffrum - (Umgwenya) Tall densely leafy evergreen tree, up to 18 m high. Leaves hairless, pinnate, mostly towards ends of branches; leaflets several pairs of lateral and a terminal, shortly stalked, unequal-sided, tapering to narrow tip, sometimes slightly blunt-toothed, up to 8 cm long x 2 cm wide. Male and female flowers on separate trees. Sepals and petals 4—5, stamens twice as many. Male flowers small, white; inflorescence branching, hidden among leaves. Ovary with one ovule. Fruits below leaves, solitary, fleshy, oval, up to 3 cm long X 1,5 cm 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 Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)