Swaziland's Flora Database:
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Terminalia sericea - (Umkhonono) Tall handsome tree, up to 20 m high. Leaves often clustered with silvery appearance, owing to dense short silky hairs on upper surface; stalk almost absent; blade tapering to base, lance-shaped, usually pointed, up to 9 cm long x 3 cm wide. Inflorescence-stalk up to 3 cm long; flowering spike dense, narrow, up to 4 cm long, cream-coloured. Fruits oval, surrounded by broad wing, c 4 cm long x 2,5 cm wide, downy, reddish.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.