Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
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.