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Species Information

leaves, flowers    leaves    bark    flowers    bark   
Heteropyxis canescens Oliv.
(name current 2016)
Forest Lavendar Tree


Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Malolotja, Mbabane, Black Umbeluzi Valley, Palwane Valley Was considered previously to be Rare in Swaziland. Common in Malolotja.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Heteropyxis canescens - Small tree. Slightly downy. Leaves lance-shaped, tapering to stalk and to long narrow pointed tip, up to 15 cm long X 4,5 cm wide. Inflorescence many-flowered, rather dense. Flowers greenish-white. Fruits c 3 mm diam.

* 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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