Swaziland's Flora Database:
Strychnos madagascariensis Poir.
(name current 2016)
(Strychnos innocua subsp. dysophylla)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Strychnos madagascariensis - (Umphatsankosi, Umkhockhawa) Good-sized deciduous tree, spineless, branches spreading widely, branchlets rather thick, with distinct lenticels, and with short lateral shoots with prominent close-set leaf-scars. Leaves leathery up to 8 cm long x 4 cm wide, tip rounded or blunt, usually more or less downy, at least on veins below. Inflorescences lateral, almost or quite stalkless. Powers c 5 mm long. Fruit dark green, spherical, up to c 8 cm diam, seeds several, outer coat somewhat soft and oily.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.