Swaziland's Flora Database:
Galpinia transvaalica N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Galpinia transvaalica - (Umdfubu) Shrub or small tree up to 5 m high. Branches four-angled. Leaves opposite, simple; stalk c 4 mm long; blade oval, leathery, up to 6 cm long x 3 cm wide, margin entire, slightly reeurved, tip blunt, recurved, with small gland just behind it on lower side. Inflorescence terminal, up to 7,5 cm long, rather narrower, densely many-flowered. Calyx tube membranous, with lobes of about equal length and appendage between them; petals stalked, pointed, white; stamens opposite petals, borne at mouth of calyx tube; ovary two-chambered. Fruit dry, enclosed in persistent calyx.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.