Swaziland's Flora Database:
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. ex C.Krauss subsp. cordatum
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: frequent
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Syzygium cordatum - (Umncosi, Water-Berry) Handsome leafy tree, up to 15 in high. Hairless. Branchlets angular or winged. Leaves thickly leathery, stalkless or almost so; blade usually broadly oval, heart-shaped at base, up to c 8 cm long x 5 cm wide, usually blunt, thinly gland-dotted. Inflorescence terminal, densely branched. Stamens white. Fruits spherical, fleshy, mauve beoming almost black, c 1 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.