Euclea undulata Thunb.
(name current 2016)
(Euclea undulata var. myrtina)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Simunye, Sicusha, Golela
Only one record for Swaziland by Rodin.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Euclea undulata - Erect much-branched thin-stemmed evergreen shrub or small tree, hairless throughout but sometimes rusty-glandular. Leaves opposite or alternate; stalks very short; blade oval, blunt, flat or wavy, tapering to base, c 2 cm long x 7 mm wide. Inflorescences axillary, slender, unbranched, rusty-glandular, with about 5 flowers. Flowers scented; parts in fours; corolla white, sometimes with few bristles. Male flowers with corolla up to 3,5 mm long; stamens c 15 in two rows, often in pairs. Female flowers rather smaller; ovary usually covered with pale scale-like glands. Fruit spherical, thinly fleshy, black, e 5 mm diam, one-seeded.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.