Swaziland's Flora Database:
Premna mooiensis (H.Pearson) W.Piep.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Premna mooiensis - Shrub up to 3 m high, sparsely hairy. Leaves opposite, with strong unpleasant smell, blade very variable in shape and size, usually about as wide as long, margin entire or shortly blunt-toothed or lobed, tip blunt or triangular, up to 6 cm long x 5 cm wide, often much smaller. Inflorescence terminal, sometimes slightly branched, flowers stalked in opposite pairs, bracts minute. Calyx c 4 mm long, lobed to half way; corolla two-lipped, 4—5-lobed, with distinct palate, c 1 cm long x 1 cm diam, greenish-yellow or white; stamens four; ovary two- or four-chambered with four ovules. Fruits black, thinly fleshy, c 4 mm diam, partly enclosed in calyx.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.