Swaziland's Flora Database:
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv. var. africanus
(name current 2016)
African False Currant
Black False Currant
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Allophylus melanocarpus - Good-sized tree up to 10 m high. Stem and leaf stalks downy. Leaf-stalk c 4 cm long; blades rather dark, lighter below, mostly more than 4 cm long x 3 cm wide, toothing rather shallow. Inflorescence rather loose. Fruits black, c 5 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.