Swaziland's Flora Database:
Atalaya alata (Sim) H.M.L.Forbes
(name current 2016)
Lebombo Krantz Ash
Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Atalaya alata - Good-sized tree, hairless. Leaves alternate, pale, each having up to six pairs of pinnae, opposite or slightly displaced, c 5 cm long x 1,5 cm wide, blunt, recurved, two halves very unequal, shallowly toothed; no terminal leaflet. Inflorescence terminal; flowers small, bisexual. Sepals and petals five; disc fleshy; stamens eight; ovary three-chambered; fruit three-lobed, each lobe having a spreading veined wing.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.