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Species Information

Homalium dentatum (Harv.) Warb.
(name current 2016)
Brown Ironwood


Growth form: Tree
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Jilobi, Siteki, Tibulati stream Recorded in Swaziland by Miller.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Homalium dentatum - Tall tree. All vegetative parts hairless when mature. Leaf-blade broadly oval, up to 13 cm long x 7,5 cm wide, base broadly wedge-shaped, tip pointed; margins horny, shortly toothed; stalk up to 2,5 cm long. Flowers yellowish-green in lax axillary inflorescences up to 10 cm long; sepals 79, 2 mm long x 0,5 mm wide, downy; petals 79, 2,3 mm long X 1 mm wide, densely hairy on both sides; stamens 79; ovary conical, densely hairy, ovules 912, style with three stigmas.

* 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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