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Species Information

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Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner
(name current 2016)
Zulu zmilkberry


Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Bulunga Poort, Mlawula, Siteki, Umbeluzi, Timbutini, Manzini Recorded in Swaziland by Compton, Culverwell and Kemp.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Manilkara concolor - Shrub or small tree, much-branched; stems and leaves hairless when mature. Leaf-stalk c 5 mm long, blade more or less oblong, blunt, usually notched at tip, up to 7 cm long X 3 cm wide, widest just above middle. Flowers numerous; sepals c 3 mm long x 2 mm wide; corolla white or yellowish, hairless, tube c 1 mm long, lobes c 3 mm long x 2 mm wide, appendages about same size. Sterile stamens fleshy, hairless. Ovary hairy, style c 2,5 mm long. Fruit fleshy, yellow, c 1,5 cm diam, one- or two-seeded.

* 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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