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Species Information

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Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.
(name current 2016)
Pink-haired Lannea
Sand False-marula


Growth form: Tree
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Local abundance: very rare
Schedule A

Red Data Book Information:
Status: EN DB1B2aC2b Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: Umbeluzi Gorge (Mlawula) Previously only known from a single locality in South Africa near the Swaziland Mozambique border.

Regional distribution:
Previously only known from a single locality in South Africa near the Swaziland-Mozambique border.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Lannea edulis - Low shrub with stunted appearance and relatively thick stiff stems. Slender inflorescences produced in tufts; flowers and fruits formed before leaves begin to appear. Leaves pinnate with terminal leaflet and 2-4 pairs of laterals. Leaflets densely velvety when young, hairs shed from upper surface as they develop, up to 12 cm long x 5 cm wide. Flowers minute, yellow or reddish. Fruits red, with fleshy wall and one seed, c 1,5 cm long X 1 cm 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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